Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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Leaders of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal commit to sustainably manage nearly 30 million sq km of their national waters by 2025. Leaders put a healthy ocean at the top of the global policy agenda to accelerate economic recovery.

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From 14-25 June, the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO held its 31st Session (virtually). IOC’s 150 Member States took stock of progress in global ocean research and the implementation of the Ocean Decade, setting IOC forward on a new medium-term strategic framework.

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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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Paris, 29 January – UNESCO will celebrate the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (“Ocean Decade”) on 3 February (4.15 to 5.45pm, Central European Time), with the broadcast ‘A Brave New Ocean’, a global online event to raise awareness of the immense challenges and opportunities the ocean provides to achieve the global sustainable development goals.

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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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COP27 concluded in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with increased awareness of the need to strengthen ocean science and seek ocean-based solutions to reverse climate change.

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The Dialogues with Industry is a forum for compact and meaningful dialogue with new and established companies, academia and government to highlight opportunities for the public and private sectors to work in partnership towards achieving a mature, vibrant ocean observing enterprise for a sustainable blue economy.

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The five-day UN Ocean Conference ended on 1 July with more than 150 countries collectively agreeing to scale up science-based and innovative actions to address the ocean emergency.

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Corporate author: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Year of publication: 2022

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The latest UNESCO announcement on the endorsement of new UN Ocean Decade actions was great news to several projects under the GOOS UN Ocean Decade programmes - and many more initiatives are well underway in the process.

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