9 06, 2017

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

2017-06-09T15:51:07+00:00 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. [...]

8 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:35:00+00:00 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.

8 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:35:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans, Secretary-General|

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.”

7 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:35:11+00:00 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.

7 06, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:35:13+00:00 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.

6 06, 2017


2017-11-16T15:35:18+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Oceans|

New York, 5 June 2017 [as delivered]   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 [...]