26 Jun 2019 - Three UN agencies seek $8.2 million to help countries harness sustainable use and trade in seafood and other ocean-based sectors.
UNCTAD, UN Environment and the Food and Agriculture Organization have crafted a joint action plan to help save our oceans and seas.
The three agencies are appealing for US$8.24 million to help countries achieve the trade-related targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, which seeks to advance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans.
The five-year plan is based on a roadmap agreed to by member states and the three organizations at the United Nations Ocean Conference in 2017.
“We have a window of opportunity to accelerate actions to meet the trade-related targets of SDG 14,” said UNCTAD’s director of international trade and commodities, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, while presenting the plan to member states in Geneva on 13 June.
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