6 12, 2017

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

2017-12-07T21:20:41+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

10 11, 2017

Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

2017-11-16T15:29:56+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Water and Sanitation|

Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.

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

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.”