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2020 UN Ocean Conference Postponed

Media Advisory Efforts to scale up ocean action to continue NEW YORK, 15 April 2020 — In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and growing public health concerns, the 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference, which was scheduled to take place from 2 to 6 June in Lisbon, Portugal, has been postponed per decision 74/548…

Gender equality grows as essential element of sustainable ocean management

Intro: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, women represent nearly half of the estimated 180 million people worldwide working in fisheries and aquaculture. Many of them in low-skilled, low-paid jobs without contracts or health, safety and labour rights. We look at three voluntary commitments to promote gender equality in the marine industry. From fisheries…

As ocean health continues to degrade, nations kick-off preparations to scale...

31 January 2020 – Ministers and representatives from civil society organizations, the business community, intergovernmental and United Nations agencies will gather in New York in early February to kick-off preparations for the Ocean Conference, slated to take place from 2 to 6 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The Preparatory Meeting of the Ocean Conference, co-chaired by…

FALSE:: MISTAKE: UNSUPPORTED ENCODING

Strengthening the financing of Seychelles Protected Area network

UN, European Union and Smurfs collaborate for worldwide beach clean-up project...

Marine litter is both a global and a local challenge. Across the world, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year. Overall, 80% of all marine litter comes from land-based sources. To raise awareness of the marine litter challenge, the United Nations, the European Union and the Smurfs…

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decrease ‘Unprecedented’; Types Termination Rates ‘Speeding Up’

PARIS, 6 May – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved…

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