2020 UN Ocean Conference
Lisbon, 2-6 June

Save our Ocean, Protect our Future

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

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clown fish in coral reef

Contribute to the concept papers on each of the themes for the eight interactive dialogues of the Conference.

women carrying water

Save the date! Hosted by the Government of Portugal, during the UN Ocean Conference.

December 2019: "Blue COP" aims to elevate the role of the ocean in climate mitigation and adaptation.

Fisher casting a net

The need for collective, accelerated action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals is more apparent than ever.

Table at the beach

VCs are initiatives voluntarily undertaken that aim to contribute to the implementation of SDG14.

A single-use plastic water bottle recovered during a recent beach cleanup in Jones Beach, NY

New technologies can help create natural substitutes that are more biodegradable. Find out more in the Frontier Technology Quarterly  

More information

The UN Ocean Action website includes information on the 2017 UN Ocean Conference, voluntary commitments, COAs and the Special Envoy for the Ocean.


Visit the Communities of Ocean Action (COAs)