The United Nations will bring together Heads of State, Heads of Government and other high-level delegates, representatives from civil society organizations, the business community intergovernmental and UN agencies as well as renowned personalities, and other ocean and marine life advocates at the Ocean Conference on 5 to 9 June to spur action to improve the state of the world’s oceans.

Ahead of the Conference, representatives from small island states will brief the media on what their plans are to conserve the health and sustainability of the oceans sharply deteriorating.


• Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Maldives and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States
• Ambassador Marlene Moses, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Nauru and Chair of Pacific Small Island Developing States
• Ambassador Ronny Jumeau, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Seychelles (TBC)

What: Press briefing on The Ocean Conference

When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Where: S-237, UN Headquarters, New York or live through

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Media contact:
UN Department of Public Information
Daniel Shepard, T: +1 (212) 963-9495 | E: