Approaching deadlines for the Ocean Conference (5-9 June)
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.
SPEAK AT PARTNERSHIP DIALOGUES
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.
MEETING WITH CO-FACILITATORS ON REVISED ZERO DRAFT OUTCOME (28 APRIL)
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.
PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OCEAN CONFERENCE (5-9 JUNE)
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.
INTEREST TO SPEAK AT PLENARY MEETINGS
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.