United Nation’s Ocean Conference June 5-9

The UN is holding its first Ocean Conference from June 5 – 9, 2017 in New York. Coinciding with World Oceans Day, the governments of Sweden and Fiji are co-hosting the conference. Sustainability and working to conserve our oceans will be primary issues at the conference.

On the opening of the conference , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the special relationship between people and the ocean that brings untold benefits for life is under threat as never before. The problems of the ocean—all created by human activity – can all be reversed and prevented with decisive, coordinated action.

“Conserving our oceans and using them sustainably is preserving life itself,” he said.

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, and the incoming president of the next Climate Conference, said: “Climate change poses the biggest threat the world has ever known. And the quality of our oceans and seas is also deteriorating at an alarming rate. They are interlinked, because rising sea levels, as well as ocean acidity and warmer waters have a direct effect on our reefs and fish stocks and the prosperity of our coastal communities.”.

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The Ocean Conference | 5-9 June 2017