Stakeholder Engagement

This page includes updates on opportunities for stakeholder engagement in the preparatory process to the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.

KEEPING THE MOMENTUM FOR OCEAN ACTION SERIES - May 2020 to June 2020

The 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference has been postponed, but the substantive preparations for the Conference continue. Keeping stakeholders mobilized to bring their contribution and commitment will be critical in the lead up to the event. In preparation to the Conference, UN DESA is organizing a “Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action” webinar series to bring perspectives from stakeholders from different sectors and all regions of the world in support to SDG 14 implementation.

This series of sectorial webinars will connect, mobilize and bring new ideas from stakeholders towards the preparation and outreach of the UN Ocean Conference, including the compilation of new Commitments of Ocean Action and progress on previous commitments. Webinars are being planned to mobilize youth, local and regional governments, Asia-Pacific stakeholders and the private sector.

Please visit our dedicated page for the Keeping the Momentum for Ocean Action Series here to find out more about these events.

SECOND CO-FACILITATORS ONLINE BRIEFING WITH STAKEHOLDERS: INPUTS TO ZERO DRAFT OF CONFERENCE DECLARATION – 17 March 2020

Stakeholders Interventions on the zero draft of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference Declaration:

STAKEHOLDERS E-CONSULTATION: INPUTS TO 2020 UN OCEAN CONFERENCE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES

The programme of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference will include eight interactive dialogues which will be collaborative and multi-stakeholder in nature and will focus on recommendations to support the implementation of Goal 14, including through strengthened cooperation, building on existing successful partnerships and stimulating innovative and concrete new ones, taking into account the theme of the Conference.

Stakeholders were invited to provide inputs to the concept papers on each of the themes of the interactive dialogues – deadline was 19 March 2020. A total of 184 stakeholders’ submissions were received.

Responses are publicly available on the links below:

Stakeholders E-Consultation: Elements for the declaration and themes for the interactive dialogues of the 2020 Un ited Nations Ocean Conference

Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, major groups and other stakeholders were invited to contribute inputs on elements for the 2020 UN Ocean Conference declaration as well as the themes for the interactive dialogues for the 2020 UN Ocean Conference.

CO-FACILITATORS ONLINE BRIEFING WITH STAKEHOLDERS – 31 January 2020

STAKEHOLDERS INFORMATION MAILING LIST FOR THE 2020 UN OCEAN CONFERENCE PREPARATORY PROCESS

Representatives from non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, major groups and other stakeholders interested in receiving updates on information related to stakeholder engagement in the preparatory process for the 2020 UN Ocean Conference are invited to sign up to a dedicated mailing list: