Life below water

21 08, 2017

UN Assembly President rings Nasdaq bell; sounds alarm on behalf of world’s endangered ocean

2017-11-16T15:32:53+00:00 August 21st, 2017|News, Oceans|

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world's ocean health is in distress. “The ocean is in trouble,” said Peter Thomson prior to ringing the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market in its Times Square headquarters. Outlining the [...]

26 07, 2017

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

2017-11-16T15:33:07+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.

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.