Oceans

1204, 2017

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

April 12th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Oceans|

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

2803, 2017

FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

March 28th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Mr. Koroilavesau was speaking recently at a panel discussion on the margins of the first preparatory meeting – convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York – for the first-ever UN Ocean Conference, to be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden, from 5 June to 9 June 2017.

1502, 2017

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

PRESS RELEASE
New York, 15 February – Calling for concrete actions to protect the oceans, the United Nations today launched an online register to collect voluntary commitments made by UN Member States, businesses, civil society organizations, the UN System and other intergovernmental organizations that can meaningfully contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

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1502, 2017

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.

901, 2017

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, study predicts

January 9th, 2017|Climate change, News, Oceans|

Researchers found that the reefs in Taiwan and the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the first to experience annual bleaching.

1912, 2016

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

December 19th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

1412, 2016

Plans for global conference on oceans in New York next June moving forward

December 14th, 2016|News, Oceans|

The Ocean Conference will bring together representatives from governments, the private sector, and civil society to discuss solutions to the problems facing the oceans.

512, 2016

UN report finds marine debris is harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

December 5th, 2016|Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

512, 2016

At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

December 5th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

More than 190 countries at a major United Nations Conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.