Oceans

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

606, 2017

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL “TURNING THE TIDE” OPENING REMARKS TO THE OCEAN CONFERENCE

June 6th, 2017|News, Oceans|

New York, 5 June 2017

 

I thank the Governments of Fiji and Sweden for co-hosting this Conference, and I thank everybody who was involved in its preparation.

But a special word of gratitude to the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, for his determination and leadership all the way through that led to this conference. […]

606, 2017

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

June 6th, 2017|Climate change, News, Oceans|

The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June.

606, 2017

Canberra: Ocean Conference promotion

June 6th, 2017|News, Oceans|

8 June 2017 – UNIC Canberra organized for students from Bombaderry High School to clean up Seven Mile Beach to show the importance of saving our oceans and sustainable living.

6 June 2017 – Secretary-General John Scanlon briefing diplomats and government on CITES as part of UNIC Canberra’s Ocean Conference Outreach Programme.

Interviews:

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES interview […]

506, 2017

Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day

June 5th, 2017|News, Oceans|

5 June 2017 – With the theme of this year’s World Environment Day – ‘Connecting People to Nature’ – aimed at highlighting the well-documented physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, the United Nations is today flagging the vast benefits of such engagement, from food security and improved health to reliable water supply […]

506, 2017

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage

June 5th, 2017|News, Oceans|

5 June 2017 – Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials today urged coordinated global action to protect the planet.

Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the […]