The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.
Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world's ocean health is in distress. “The ocean is in trouble,” said Peter Thomson prior to ringing the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market in its Times Square headquarters. Outlining the [...]
The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson completed his visit to Hong Kong today. While in Hong Kong, President Thomson met with Government officials, diplomats, professors of Ocean science and environmental actors to discuss follow-up action from The Ocean Conference held at the UN in June 2017. In his meeting [...]
Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.
Countries agree to recommend elements for new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
Countries agreed late Friday evening to recommend to the United Nations General Assembly elements to be considered in the development of a new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.
Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
New York, 10 July—Coming close on the heels of last month’s Ocean Conference, countries will begin the fourth and last preparatory meeting today to develop recommendations to the General Assembly on a treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of the world’s ocean beyond national jurisdiction. The negotiations, sometimes informally referred [...]
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.
Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)
Universal agreement on need for measures to reverse ocean deterioration