Between 2014 to 2019, the number of major tuna stocks experiencing overfishing went down from 13 to five. To make this happen, the Common Oceans ABNJ Program brought together scientists and fishery managers to develop sustainable and transparent tuna harvest strategies and processes based on computer simulation exercises. Learn more about the programe.
The science is clear – the ocean is facing unprecedented threats as a result of human activities. 2022 UN Ocean Conference also looks to science to help propel a new chapter of global ocean action.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.