25 January 2023

To mark the International Day of Education (24 January 2023), Prada Group and UNESCO are launching “Kindergarten of the Lagoon”, an innovative outdoor education experience for pre-school children in Venice, taking place today on Torcello Island. The initiative is an important step for children to understand more about the ocean and the central role that it plays in sustainable development.

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23 January 2023

International experts are working together to improve the way we monitor the ocean through the development of Ocean Best Practices - common methods across ocean research, operations and applications that allow interoperability and reproducibility of ocean data and information.

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19 January 2023

COP15 in December 2022 marked a turning point for commitments on ocean biodiversity. Alongside IOC/UNESCO’s flagship ‘An Ocean of Life’ event, new goals and targets were introduced on science, information, data, funding and more.

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12 January 2023

A new report sheds light on the 15 January 2022 tsunami that followed the eruption of the Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai volcanoes in Tonga.

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28 December 2022

On 19 December 2022, over 190 countries agreed on a historic framework for conserving global biodiversity at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The new framework identifies ambitious goals for addressing current challenges to managing and conserving biodiversity - terrestrial and marine - but to do this we will need a step change in the delivery of ocean information.

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23 December 2022

From October to November, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO gathered youth with the only requirement: an endless love for the ocean and the will to act and bring about change. Within the frame of the Ocean Decade and as part of the Decennio del Mare, the "Young Blue Minds" project seeks to build a network of young "blue minds" aged between 18 and 35 and offer opportunities for collaboration by giving them visibility and mentorship.

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22 December 2022

On 25-26 November 2022, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO launched “Blue Friday”, an ocean-friendly alternative to Black Friday. The initiative aimed to promote sustainable consumption and protect the Mediterranean Sea and the ocean. Over 2 days, different cultural activities were organised, including a panel on responsible consumption, visits to artisanal ateliers, and book and theatre presentations, raising awareness of the impact of the choices we make on the ocean.

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21 December 2022

The Assembly adopted by consensus the draft resolution “2025 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”, deciding to convene the next UN Ocean Conference in France, in June 2025.

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19 December 2022

UNESCO organised a three-day Winter School in Venice to rethink how to improve the quality of ocean-related partnerships and collaborations in the framework of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, and the EU4Ocean Coalition.

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