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
- Concept note, draft agenda and call in details
- Recording of 17th March online briefing [Play recording]
- PPT 17th March online briefing
Stakeholders Interventions on the zero draft of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference Declaration:
- Statement-BirdLife International
- Statement-Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Law Institute & Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Statement-Ervis Foundation
- Statement-Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
- Statement-International Cable Protection Committee Ltd.
- Statement-Ocean Care
- Statement-Surfrider Foundation Europe
- Statement-World Animal Net
- Statement-Wildlife Conservation Society
- Statement-University College Dublin
- Statement-UN Global Compact
- Statement-Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
- Statement-Seas at Risk
- Statement-Pew Charitable Trusts
- Statement-International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification
- Statement-High Seas Alliance
- Statement-Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative & Deep Ocean Observing Strategy
- Statement-CoopeSoliDar R.L.
- Statement-Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform)
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:
- Promoting and strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, in particular for small island developing States and least developed countries
- Addressing Marine Pollution
- Managing, Protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems
- Minimizing and Addressing ocean acidification, deoxygenation and ocean warming
- Making Fisheries sustainable and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
- Increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology
- Enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
- Leveraging Interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal 14 and other Goals towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
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.
- All inputs are available here: http://bit.ly/StakeholderInputsOnlineConsultationDeclaration
CO-FACILITATORS ONLINE BRIEFING WITH STAKEHOLDERS – 31 January 2020
- Concept note, draft agenda and call in details
- Recording of 31st January online briefing [Play recording] - Recording password: Meet1234
- PPT 31st January online briefing
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:
- Please, sign up here: http://bit.ly/MailingListStakeholders2020UNOcean
*Note: Participating in the mailing list does not grant participation to the 2020 UN Ocean Conference or related events.