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01 Jun 2021
10:00 to 18:00
Virtual Event (NYC time)
Webinar Series

High-Level Thematic Debate in Support of SDG14: Life Below Water

It has been more than three years since the first UN Ocean Conference. With the second Conference still delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, and four SDG14 targets having matured in 2020, Member States and the international community will benefit from a progress update on the achievement of SDG14, and the ocean related goals. As such, the President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level thematic debate at United Nations Headquarters on 1 June 2021, to support the positive momentum of implementation of SDG14.

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30 Mar 2021
09:00 to 11:45
Webinar Series

Implementing SDG 14 with the Communities of Ocean Action

The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, will come 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 in the context of an ongoing global pandemic. How we respond to COVID-19 beyond the immediate and necessary recovery of health and livelihoods will likely determine not only whether we will reach SDG 14, but also how sustainable the world of tomorrow will be.

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Implementing SDG 14 with the COAs banner
10 Nov 2020
09:00 to 10:00
New York
Webinar Series

Investing in SDG 14

The objectives of this webinar are threefold. First, it will explore the ways in which the public and private sectors, including NGOs and philanthropies, can more effectively finance the implementation of SDG14. Second, it will discuss how the important link between the Ocean and the Climate can be strategically factored into public and private investment decisions for the Sustainable Blue Economy. Third, this webinar aims to share best practices and examples of innovative financing tools and instruments that are showing positive results.

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Investing in SDG 14
30 Sep 2020
08:00 to 09:30
Virtual Event (NY time)
Webinar Series

Biodiversity: The Ocean’s Role

Marine life, the world’s climate, our economy and social well-being depend on the existence of a healthy ocean. Although some improvements have been observed, recent assessments show that the Ocean continues to be exploited in an unsustainable manner. Climate change and competition for natural resources are adding further pressure on the marine environment. The decline of biodiversity, the Ocean’s degrading health, and the ongoing climate crisis demand special attention and a nexus approach.

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27 Jul 2020
15:00 to 19:00

Launch of the Global Mangrove Watch

This World Mangrove Day, the Global Mangrove Alliance and partners are launching the Global Mangrove Watch. The Global Mangrove Watch is the world’s most comprehensive mangrove monitoring tool: an online platform that provides synthesized remote sensing data and tools, built to catalyse the action needed to protect and restore mangroves worldwide.

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23 Jun 2020
09:00 to 11:00
Webinar series

Webinar for Local and Regional Governments

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. 

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Youth Digital Card
12 Jun 2020
12:00 to 19:00
Virtual Conference

Ocean Innovation Hub

Join us in this inspiring virtual conference space to learn more and exchange ideas about the most important issues today facing our oceans. The full day experience will include discussions, films, music and photography exhibitions about the world's oceans. This event will be the grand finale for the UN World Oceans week of events around the theme for 2020 - "Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean"

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Illustration people looking at screens
08 Jun 2020
10:00 to 17:00
Virtual event

UN World Oceans Day virtual celebration

Produced in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, UN World Oceans Day 2020 will be a day-long event featuring keynote speeches, panels, and presentations with leading ocean voices. Join us for the UN World Oceans Day virtual event in celebration of the 2020 theme, Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.

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Poster for UN World Oceans Day