Join the collective global movement, engage with various ocean stakeholders in the region, and develop ocean science solutions for the ocean we want!
The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereinafter referred to as the UN Ocean Decade, is upon us. The UN Ocean Decade provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen international cooperation needed to develop scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society.
You are cordially invited to join the UN Ocean Decade Kickoff Conference for the Western Pacific and its Adjacent Areas!
The Conference will mark the launch of the UN Ocean Decade in the Western Pacific and its adjacent areas, and represent the beginning of the region-wide efforts in a substantive development and implementation of Decade Actions. It aims to catalyze partnerships among various ocean stakeholder communities1 in the region, and initiate co-design of transformative ocean science solutions to the Ocean Decade Challenges in order to achieve the Ocean Decade Outcomes.
The two-day conference will be composed of:
1) a high-level segment featuring high level commitments from UN agencies, governments, business and private sectors, and other stakeholder groups; and
2) a series of interactive side events entitled “Decade Action Incubator” aiming to facilitate the development of potential Decade Actions such as Decade Programmes and Projects, and key cross-cutting issues including capacity development and Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs).
Please download the flyer of the event here.
Register your attendance for further information.
Call for organizing a Decade Action Incubator.
CALL FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION: EXPRESSION OF HOPE
Are you a young person and passionate about the ocean? Voice out your expectation on the UN Ocean Decade, by sending us before 30 September 2021 a 60-second video record of yourself (in English or mother tongue) talking about one or two of the following:
What are you excited to see happen as a result of the UN Ocean Decade (2021-2030)?
What is your message to the world in terms of supporting the Ocean Decade campaign?
Your messages, once selected, will be shown at the Conference. Find out more here!
1including academia and research (natural and social science), UN bodies and international organizations, governments, industry and business sectors, NGOs and civil society, the media, philanthropic and corporate foundations, local communities, and early career ocean professionals (ECOPs)