On 9 September 2021, the General Assembly adopted the draft decision (A/75/578) entitled “2022 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,” by which the Assembly decides to convene the Conference from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal and that the Governments of Kenya and Portugal shall retain co-hosting responsibilities.
The decision further provides the schedules of plenary meetings and interactive dialogues and requests the President of the General Assembly to appoint two co-facilitators to conclude the intergovernmental consultations on the declaration of the Conference by May 2022; and to finalize the organizational arrangements for the Conference no later than May 2022.
More information about the Conference and its preparatory process will be provided in due course.
Save our Ocean,
Protect our Future
The forthcoming 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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