Ocean Conference

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 [...]

10 07, 2017

Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

2017-11-16T15:33:34+00:00 July 10th, 2017|News, Oceans|

New York, 10 July—Coming close on the heels of last month’s Ocean Conference, countries will begin the fourth and last preparatory meeting today to develop recommendations to the General Assembly on a treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of the world’s ocean beyond national jurisdiction. The negotiations, sometimes informally referred [...]

10 06, 2017

UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life

2017-11-16T15:34:45+00:00 June 10th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.

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.”