606, 2017


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.


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 […]

506, 2017

UN Secretary-General opens Ocean Conference, calling on countries to set aside short-term gain to avoid catastrophe

June 5th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

Conference focuses attention on ocean pollution, overfishing and climate impacts

506, 2017

‘The ocean and us’ – BBC UN Oceans Summit

June 5th, 2017|News, Oceans|


206, 2017

Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open (Press release)

June 2nd, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action

206, 2017

‘Beginning of end for rogue fishing,’ says UN agency as more States back landmark treaty

June 2nd, 2017|News, Oceans|

A new agreement aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices represents the capstone of years of diplomatic effort to combat the scourge of illegal fishing, according to the United Nations food agency.

106, 2017

Turn the Tide on Plastics in the Ocean

June 1st, 2017|News, Oceans|

The citizens of Port Adelaide and the City of Adelaide responded to the call to help make a difference in saving our ocean. Asked to turn up to play a part in a creative art installation on Semaphore Beach some 50 people dressed in black suits and top hats, braved the lashing rain showers and […]