Ocean Action Hub

UN Headquarters, Conference Room

Side Event hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden

Voluntary Commitments for SDG 14 

Special Event to Launch the Registration of Voluntary Commitments for The Ocean Conference 

15 February 2017, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

One of the outcomes of The Ocean Conference is a list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14, to be announced at the Conference. 

This special event marks the launch of The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments on SDG 14 by the Conference Secretariat (UN DESA). The event will demonstrate the online registration process, including with a few real examples of voluntary commitments that are being made. To be included in the final report of the conference, voluntary commitments should be registered, or announced, by 9 June 2017. 

The event will also include a brief overview of the Ocean Action Hub, a knowledge sharing web platform developed by UNDP that provides resources and opportunities for interaction around the globe to assist stakeholders in their engagement on ocean action. 

Moderator: Ms. Francella Strickland, Senior Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals Team, Office of the President of the General Assembly  


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM 

Opening remarks: 

- Mr. Johannes Oljelund, Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden 

- Representative from Fiji (tbc) 

- Mr. Juwang Zhu, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA 

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM 

Presentation - Mobilizing voluntary commitments: Why is this important? What is a voluntary commitment? Who can register? 

Mr. Andrew Hudson, Head, Water & Ocean Governance Programme, UNDP 

1:40 PM – 1:50 PM 

Presentation – The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary 

Mr. Ola Göransson, Partnerships Coordinator, UN DESA 

1:50 PM – 2.10 PM 

Showcase – Practical Examples of Voluntary Commitments for SDG 14 

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM 

Questions & Answers 

More details in the attached flyer and online at: https://oceanconference.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1074&menu=3327&template=2456

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Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 - 08:15 to 09:30
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Governments of Fiji and Sweden
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Ocean Conference