Ocean Action Hub

Approaching deadlines for the Ocean Conference (5-9 June)

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REGISTER VOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS

All stakeholders are encouraged to register voluntary commitments geared at driving implementation of SDG 14 and its associated targets, in the Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments. A list of voluntary commitments will be produced at the end of the Conference, and be included in the report of the Conference. Any voluntary commitments made within the framework of the 2030 Agenda targeting SDG 14 can be registered as voluntary commitments for The Ocean Conference.

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SPEAK AT PARTNERSHIP DIALOGUES

Deadline: Monday, 24 April 2017

The Ocean Conference will feature plenary meetings and seven partnership dialogues. A detailed guidance note on the partnership dialogues is available on the Conference website. Each partnership dialogue will feature a panel discussion, followed by an interactive debate. Registration to speak at the partnership dialogues is found here. Please note that there will be limited funding available to support the travel of a limited number of MGoS participants from developing countries.

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MEETING WITH CO-FACILITATORS ON REVISED ZERO DRAFT OUTCOME (28 APRIL)

Deadline: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The co-facilitators of the preparatory process, the Permanent Representatives of Portugal and Singapore, will hold a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the revised zero draft on Friday, 28 April, from 3-4 p.m., in conference room 11 at the UN HQ. Colleagues with valid UN grounds passes are invited to attend in person. The meeting will also be available via webex here.

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PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OCEAN CONFERENCE (5-9 JUNE)

Deadline: Monday, 8 May 2017

Pre-registration is required for eligible representatives of non-governmental organizations and major groups identified in Agenda 21 to participate in the Ocean Conference. The online pre-registration is open until 8 May 2017 here. More information including organizations that are eligible for pre-registration is found here.

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INTEREST TO SPEAK AT PLENARY MEETINGS

Deadline: Wednesday, 26 May 2017

Representatives of major groups and other stakeholder organizations that are accredited to the Conference are invited to indicate their interest to speak during the plenary meetings, subject to the availability of time, by using the form here. Preference will be given to statements that are delivered on behalf of groups of organizations.

News

24 Apr 2017 - Just in time for earth day 2017, adidas has taken further steps towards helping to end plastic pollution by releasing three new sneaker models woven from marine plastic debris.

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24 Apr 2017 - Local communities are at the forefront of marine resources management.

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22 Apr 2017 - UNOPS and We Are The Oceans (WATO) will work together in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

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Events

The Smithsonian Channel aired the film at 8pm & 11pm ET/PT on Earth Day, April 22.

Event Date:
22/04/2017 -
20:00 to 23:00
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HOSTS: IUCN, the Wildlife Conservation Society, IRD and the Governments of France and Australia

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26/04/2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
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A day of public events in the streets and waters of New York, celebrating the ocean.
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04/06/2017 -
05:00 to 12:00
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Country Action

Morocco

A recent meeting in Rabat, Morocco brought stakeholders together in support of the development of aquaculture in the country.

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Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea’s island of New Britain holds an almost mythical status amongst divers.

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Indonesia

Indonesia - The Indonesian Waste Platform (IWP) was established in October 2015 as a 'hub' connecting stakeholders who are involved in solutions on land-based and marine-based waste from a

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Videos

Peter Thomson, UN General Assembly President, urges everyone to register their voluntary commitment for the Ocean Conference.

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The German research network BIOACID examines the effects of acidification on the life and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean - and on all those who depend on it. 

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By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in our oceans.

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Documents

The inaugural edition of a newsletter by Co-Presidents containing information...
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The value added of the Ecosystem Services Concept and the integration of equity...
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Learn how to register a voluntary commitment for the Conference.
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Timeline

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