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 [...]
Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
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 [...]
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.
"Caring for, and using, our oceans in sustainable ways is critical to achieve ecological and economic goals for communities everywhere," he says.
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.”
Celina Jade (USA/Hong Kong) - The Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017)