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UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7

Hosted by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

The world’s scientists warn, in the World Ocean Assessment, that the oceans’ carrying capacity is near or at its limit!

The World Ocean Assessment:

  • Ecosystem services
  • Food security and food safety
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Human activities and the marine environment
  • Marine biological diversity and habitats
  • Capacity-building
  • 55 chapters!

A scientific understanding of the ocean is fundamental to carry out effective management of the human activities that affect the marine environment and the biota that it contains.

The Regular Process aims to regularly review the environmental, economic and social aspects of the world’s oceans, both current and foreseeable.

Join us for an overview of how the outcome of the first cycle of the Regular Process, and the programme of work for the period 2017–2020 for the second cycle, will support ocean related intergovernmental processes, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Download the side event flyer.pdf

Speakers:

The Co-Chairs of the Bureau of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole, Ms. Juliette Babb-Riley and Mrs. Carolyn Schwalger;

Interim Joint Coordinator of the Group of Experts of the Regular Process, Mr. Alan Simcock; and

Member of the Group of Experts, Ms. Anastasia Strati

For additional information, please contact doalos@un.org, with copy to onwuasoanya@un.org

For more details see the attached flyer and the conference website: https://oceanconference.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1045&menu=3327&template=2456

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Thursday, 16 February, 2017 -
08:15 to 09:30
Publication date: 
02/02/2017
Publication Organisation: 
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Thematic Area: 
Marine ecosystems
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