Oceans

1006, 2017

UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

June 10th, 2017|News, Oceans|

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.

906, 2017

Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)

June 9th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

Universal agreement on need for measures to reverse ocean deterioration 

906, 2017

UN-Nippon Foundation partnership launches new programme to train ocean professionals in developing countries (Press release)

June 9th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

The United Nations, through the Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, and the Nippon Foundation have announced a new UN-Nippon Foundation “Sustainable Ocean Programme” to train ocean professionals from developing countries.

This announcement was made by the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel […]

806, 2017

Secretary-General’s World Oceans Day message

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans|

"Caring for, and using, our oceans in sustainable ways is critical to achieve ecological and economic goals for communities everywhere," he says.

806, 2017

Musician Cody Simpson to be named ‘Ocean Advocate’ for UN development agency

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans|

To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of the planet and people.

806, 2017

Working together, ‘we can ensure that our oceans remain healthy as our blue home’ – UN chief

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The future of the planet’s oceans is burdened by threats such as climate change, pollution and destructive fishing practices – and the lack of capacities to address these threats – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling for joint global action to ensure “that our oceans are peaceful, safe and bountiful, and remain healthy as our blue home.”

806, 2017

Press Briefing Small Island leaders: Oceans and Climate Change, the Way Forward (Media Advisory)

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

UN Headquarters, New York, 9 June 2017

706, 2017

FEATURE: Relationship with ocean vital part of Trinidad and Tobago culture

June 7th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Oceans comprise roughly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and play an essential role in human well-being, producing half the oxygen necessary for life on the planet. They also serve as the backdrop for another important component of a well-rounded life: recreation.

706, 2017

At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

June 7th, 2017|News, Oceans|

As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

606, 2017

New programme launched to train ocean professionals by UN-Nippon Foundation partnership (Media Advisory)

June 6th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

UN Headquarters, New York, 7 June 2017