MEDIA ADVISORY: Press briefing on The Ocean Conference and announcement about the World Ocean Festival

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Press briefing on The Ocean Conference (5-9 June) and announcement about the World Ocean Festival (4 June)

 

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2017 — The President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Commissioner for International Affairs of the Office of the Mayor of New York City and the Founder and CEO of The Global Brain Foundation will convene a joint press briefing on 11 April 2017, from 11:30am to 12:00pm, to deliver an update on the upcoming 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, and to announce the inaugural World Ocean Festival, to be hosted by New York City on 4 June.

Remarks will be delivered by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the Founder and CEO of The Global Brain Foundation, followed by Q&A.

 

WHAT      Joint press briefing on The Ocean Conference (UNHQ New York, 5 to 9 June 2017) and the announcement of the World Ocean Festival (4 June 2017)

 

WHO         H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly

                 Ms. Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, City of New York

                 Ms. Natalia Vega-Berry, Founder/EP, WOF & Founder/CEO, The Global Brain Foundation

 

WHEN        Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 11:30am – 12:00pm

 

WHERE      S-0237, Press Conference Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York.

 

Follow on Twitter @UN_PGA @GlobalNYC @WorldOceanFest

 

Hashtags: #NYCxSDG #GlobalGoals #SaveOurOcean

 

Watch live at webtv.un.org

Or on Facebook @WorldOceanFestival

 

Additional information on the UN conference: https://oceanconference.un.org/

 

Media contact

 

Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly

 

Dan Thomas, Communications Director and Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 225 1913 | daniel.thomas@un.org

 

World Ocean Festival

 

Ann Boyd, Director of Communications, World Ocean Festival, Tel: +1 310 384 2790 | ann@globalbrain.is

 

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