Ocean Action Hub

The Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water, covering about one fifth of the world's total ocean area.

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31/08/2017 - 14:30 to 02/09/2017 - 18:00
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4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 4) will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo, Chile from September 4th– 8th, 2017.

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04/09/2017 - 08:30 to 08/09/2017 - 19:00
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24 Aug 2017 - The Caribbean is heavily dependent on tourism and other marine services, industries that the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) last report indicate are expected to be heavily impacted by climate change.

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23 Aug 2017 - Portugal is next month to sign cooperation agreements with other Portuguese-language countries and with Mediterranean and North Atlantic countries on the oceans, covering applied research programmes, ocean clean-up and sustainable fishing, the minister for the sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, announced on Tuesday.

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Portugal organized the Oceans Meeting 2017, including a ministerial segment, in Lisbon on 7-8 September 20

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07/09/2017 - 12:00 to 08/09/2017 - 18:30
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18 Aug 2017 - The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will ring the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market at its MarketSite Headquarters in Times Square, New York, on Monday, 21 August 2017 at 9:30 am EDT, to raise awareness on the urgency of measures required to improve the health of the Ocean.

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17 Aug 2017 - Elimination of government subsidies deemed harmful by the World Trade Organization will be high on the agenda at an upcoming meeting of WTO member states in Argentina.

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15 Aug 2017 - Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture.

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9 Aug 2017 - PARTNERSHIP is one of the cornerstones for successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2 Aug 2017 - More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder.

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In June 2017, the United Nations hosted the first Ocean Conference to solidify a global approach for the management and conservation of the oceans.

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28 Jul 2017 - ¿Cómo se diseña una Política Oceánica que respalde la conservación de los mares y el uso sostenible de los recursos que provee? Esa fue la pregunta que articuló el taller internacional organizado por el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (MINREL) con apoyo del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Chile, que contó con la asistencia de expertos y representantes diplomáticos procedentes de Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Nueva Zelandia y Perú el pasado 27 de julio en Santiago.

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17 July 2017 - High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oce

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14 July 2017 - The Cook Islands has created one of the world's largest marine sanctuaries, protecting a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean more than three times the size of France.

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Indonesia

Asosiasi Usaha Homestay Lokal Kabupaten Raja Ampat (AUHLKRA) is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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Thailand

Community Mangrove Forest Conservation of Baan Bang La is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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Kenya

The Kuruwitu Conservation & Welfare Association (KCWA) is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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10 July 2017 - What does the ocean mean to you? How do you interact with the sea? Maybe you enjoy fishing, or enjoy eating what others have caught.

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30 June 2017 - Each of us must pick one issue — generally, globally, specifically, locally — and engage our many talents and actions toward that one solution. Pick yours, and by so doing, join in turning the tide by marking this the point in history when humanity — you and me — began righting the wrongs perpetrated on our ocean.

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On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders are invited in Malta for the 4th "Our Ocean" conference. Now more than ever there is an urgent need to come together.

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After the United States of America and Chile, the European Union is proud to host the 4th edition of the "Our Ocean" conference, at the initiative of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affai

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21 June 2017 - Mauritius will host the first Meeting of the Compliance Committee of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) and the 4th Meeting of the Parties from 23 to 30 J

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Our ocean is one of planet Earth’s greatest and most important resources. It provides food for four out of 10 people in the world.

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15 June 2017 - Following the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), held to mobilize action towards achieving the targets set for the 

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12 June 2017 - “Do what you can, do it wisely, and most importantly do it now. A healthy ocean is not a luxury item. It is a necessity for survival.

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14 Jun 2017 - The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a "Call For Action", over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a ne

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13 June 2017 - Gabon’s announcement also restricts overfishing and may help with climate resilience.

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