United Nations
Official Programme
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting

This scenario note has been prepared in order to better appreciate the significance of the Fijia Welcome Ceremony to be performed at 9:00am on Monday 5 June, 2017 in the United Nation General Assembly Hall

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Norway and Indonesia

Pollution from human activities can be found at all points across the ocean’s vast expanse, whether in the deep, at the surface, or in the organisms that live in it. Rivers carry waste, solid and liquid, and a wide range of other substances into the ocean. Discharges, spills and waste from shipping are another source of pollution. Pollutants discharged into the air are deposited into the ocean. Although considerable progress has been achieved in limiting some forms of pollution, others persist. New challenges, whether relating to particular pollutants, such as micro-plastics, or broader trends, like the rapid growth of coastal cities, will require sustained action encompassing scientific research, knowledge-sharing, and strengthened governance arrangements.

Side Events

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Argentina, Dominican Republic and Cousteau Society.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Co-organizers: Aruba Centre of Excellence for sustainable development of SIDS, Smithsonian Institution, Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event

Host: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Co-host: DOALOS

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event

Organising Partners: Permanent Mission of Belize to the UN; Belize Fisheries Department; the Environmental Defense Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Nature Conservancy

The Government of Belize together with its partners - the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy - will showcase a dynamic strategy for ecosystem based fisheries management that combines marine tenure, harvest control, protected areas, the empowerment of fisher folks and multi-stakeholder partnerships towards the advancement of sustainable small scale fisheries. The side event will demonstrate effective approaches for science policy interface, empowering women in the fisheries sector, leveraging finance and markets to reinforce good management, and the lessons learnt from co-management and community based management for fisheries governance.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caribbean Cultural Centre African Diaspora Institute 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035
Side Event
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Other Events
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Market based measures like certification provide powerful incentives for the sustainable use of marine resources. But the fast proliferation of eco-certification schemes has led to confusion among users over how to recognize those that deliver genuine impact. Germany, FAO, METRO GROUP, MSC, GSSI, and CEDEPESCA invite you to discuss a sector wide solution to this problem: the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Other
World Environment Day: ‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. Canada is this year’s host country.
Official Programme
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Italy and Palau


Marine and coastal ecosystems, which include natural assets such as marine living resources and a range of important habitats or features, such as mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, coastal tidal marshes, seamounts, thermal vents and cold water corals, are crucial for human well-being and sustainable development. They provide humans with food, water, medicines, construction materials, energy, transport, shoreline stabilization, coastline protection and erosion prevention, climate regulation, oxygen production, maintenance of biodiversity, as well as recreation, aesthetic, cultural, religious and spiritual services. Marine and coastal ecosystems act as carbon sinks absorbing annually about one-fourth of the total annual anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide.1 They provide a vital basis for the livelihoods of many coastal communities, particularly resource-dependent communities in developing countries. The ecosystem services marine and coastal ecosystems provide have substantial economic value – estimated by studies on the order of trillions of US dollars annually.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Monaco and Mozambique

Ocean acidification is a threat to marine organisms, ecosystems, services, and resources. It has potentially considerable ecological and socio-economic consequences, adding to multiple stressors on ocean ecosystems, including other climate-driven changes (e.g. ocean warming, sea level rise, and deoxygenation) and local pressures from pollution, overexploitation, and habitat destruction.



One fourth of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from anthropogenic activities is absorbed by the ocean.1 However, this vital service is not without consequence: when carbon dioxide enters the ocean it changes seawater chemistry, resulting in increased seawater acidity. That change severely affects biological processes, with potentially profound socio-economic impacts.



The long-term control of ocean acidification depends on the reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In this regard, ratification and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement will be instrumental. Even if carbon dioxide emissions are reduced immediately, there will be a lag time before the acidity levels of oceans normalize, particularly since more acidic surface ocean waters mix with deep water over a cycle that lasts hundreds of years. Therefore, it is critical to build the resilience of ocean ecosystems and of the people that depend on them for their livelihoods to the effects of ocean acidification and climate change.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting

Side Events

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
The Government of Sweden
WWF, Zero Vision Tool (ZVT) and
Sotenäs Symbioscentrum

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Organised by ICLEI & City of Malmö with the support of the Swedish Government And United Nations Office for Partnerships Germany- Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Norway- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yale University; Equator Initiative; GEF- Small Grants Progamme; United Nations Development Progamme; Conservation International ; RARE; The Nature Conservancy; IUCN
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
International Development Information Organization –DevNet In partnership with Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai Jiaotong University Dao College NOAHS Yacht Club
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) Government of France Government of Finland; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme;Arctic Council
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

The Commonwealth Secretariat; The Caribbean Youth Environment Network; The University of Malta; The University of South Pacific; The University of West Indies; The University of Seychelles; The World Fisheries University (Korea); The Commonwealth Human Ecology Council; The Caribbean Studies Association: Environment and Sustainability Group

The UN SIDS Partnership "Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in SIDS" (the "Sharp End"’ partnership) was launched on 2 September 2014 at the Samoa UN SIDS Conference. This side event will highlight work of Sharp End partners and others in supporting research, training and education to develop capacities for sustainable marine livelihoods in SIDS’ coastal communities in the context of the blue economy.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
With this event Swedish Industry and Public Private Partnership initiatives are presented where the aim is to emphasize the industry’s will and ability to act as a motor in the needed change process to transform into a sustainable world where the seventeen global goals are met and where SDG 14 – saving the oceans – is key in the planetary processes. By showing the diversity in knowledge, and driving forces, we like to demonstrate that the transformation is possible through robust incentives.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Rim Association
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: The Government of Solomon Islands Collaborative Partners – The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries & Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat; Coral Triangle Center, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, German Development Agency (GIZ), Asian Development Bank, The Government of Australia, USAID, Global Environment Facility, Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
Deutscher Naturschutzring / Deutscher Naturschutzring/ Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), FAO, Brot für die Welt, Confédération Africaine des Organisations Professionnelles de la Pêche Artisanale (CAOPA), International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), fair-oceans
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
-The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands -A further Economic South, SIDS or LDC government -Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, through DIVA for Equality (Co-convenor) -Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) -Local Marine Managed Network (LMMA) Pacific -Regions Refocus
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
World Bank Group and UN DESA
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Commonwealth Secretariat and Government of Seychelles
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Maritime Cluster of West Sweden (Sweden) – Lead Organizer The Maritime Alliance (US) – Co-Organizer and Panel Moderator BlueTech Cluster Alliance (Canada, France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, UK, US) National Oceanography Centre (UK); Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster (South Africa); Ocean Conservancy (US); Region of Västra Götaland (Sweden) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (US); State of Massachusetts (US)
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Secretariat of the African and Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), the Government of Seychelles, The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and Secretariat of the Pacific Island Forum
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Republic of Indonesia
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: Cook Islands Potential Partners: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Palau, New Caledonia, (France) House of Ariki, Cook Islands, Conservation International, Big Ocean networkacific Islands Forum Secretariat/Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner ecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programmeacific Islands Development Forumlobal Island Partnership (GLISPA); IUCN; University of Auckland; Moccasin Lake Foundation; Global Conservation Fund
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Marshall Islands Permanent Mission to the UN
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ex-Press Bar, Level 3, UNHQ
Side Event
Co-organisers: Singapore, Jamaica, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Argentina, Papua New Guinea and the Office of Legal Affairs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Missions of Italy, Peru and Thailand to the UN
Co-sponsors: UNESCO; FAO; UNEP; UN Global Compact; Slow Food International
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
The Economist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Partnerships for Environmental Management in the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), R20 Regions of Climate Action, Blue Finance, Blueyou, Climate Bonds Initiative, Credit Suisse
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: Palau Mission to UN Partners: Global Island Partnership, Governments of Seychelles, Palau, Grenada, British Virginslands, Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmentrogramme (SPREP), Polynesian Voyaging Society, Blue Guardians, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Italy, IUCN, Sustainability Connections, PRECOVERY Labs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Main organizer: Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN
Collaborating partners: Representative of SIDS (consultations with several partners ongoing), UN Environment Program, Let’s Do It Foundation, International Solid Waste Association, Sustainable Seas Trust
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing partners: Swedish Government Offices and the World Bank
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organiser: Pacific Island Development Forum Partners: Government of Palau, UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, PRECOVERY Labs and Global Island Partnership (Seychelles, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Palau, Hawai’i Green Growth, IUCN, Italy, Rare, SCBD, The Nature Conservancy, Association for Overseas Countries and Territories
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN and UNESCO
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN Organising Partners: Norway, Peru, GIZ Germany, FAO Brazilian Artisanal Fisheries Network (TeiaPesca), CoopeSoliDar R.I. Costa Rica, Too Big to ignore research network, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, World Fish Centre
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Australia
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
The government of Germany, represented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and in cooperation with the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA, initiated by CI, TNC and WWF) organize a side event on mangrove protection efforts as important contribution to the achievement of the SDGS – above all SDG 14.
Mangroves are key ecosystems for marine biodiversity, coastal protection and livelihoods of coastal communities. However, the global mangrove cover decreases at alarming rates. Therefore, BMZ, WWF and IUCN start a new Mangrove Initiative. During this launch event leading experts, government representatives and civil society will discuss major challenges and new solutions for mangrove protection.

For high level decision-makers and experts on marine and coastal ecosystems, resource management, planning and related fields.
Please mark the date in your calendar. An official invitation with information on the registration process and the agenda will follow soon.
For inquiries, please contact Ms Julika Tribukait (julika.tribukait@wwf.de).
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN,
866 UN Plaza,
Suite 222
Side Event

How to collect marine biodiversity information at low cost?
How to transfer cold water methods to tropical conditions?

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea; CBD Secretariat, FAO; UN Environment; North-east Atlantic Fisheries Commission; Nairobi Convention; IUNC-CEM-FEG: Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative; Barcelona Convention Secretariat; General Fisheries Commission for Mediterranean; Caribbean Environment Programme
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: Government of Jamaica Co-organisers: International Maritime Organisation (IMO); UNDP; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); Government of Croatia; Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosecurity; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

The sustainable development goals are inter-linked and multi-directional. Sustainable use of the oceans is important to eradicate poverty and provide food security and nutrition for all. This is relevant in the following up of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN declaration <Decade of Action on Nutrition>.

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Organizers:

Norwegian Ministry of trade, industry and fisheries Organising Partners: Grenada, Island, UN Environment, UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO, WHO, Norwegian national institute for seafood and nutrition research (NIFES), Norwegian Centre of Expertise Seafood Innovation Cluster; CARICOM

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - lead convener Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (IOC) Global Environment Facility (GEF) UN Environment ood and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)enguela Current Commission (BCC)
Other Events
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
UNCTAD New York Office DC2-1120,11th Floor, 2 United Nations Plaza
Other
Organized by UNCTAD, FAO, WTO, IOI and The Commonwealth
By invitation only
http://unctad.org/en/conferences/Ocean-Conference/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=1445
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
Other

The governments of Germany and Sweden, together with the United Nations Environment Programme and in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability are organizing a one day side event on the role of regional ocean governance for delivering SDG 14.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Delegates' Dining Room, UNHQ
Other
Join us to celebrate the champions who are
working to build the global cooperation on ocean
science needed to protect our shared ocean.
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Visitors Lobby, UNHQ
Other
Protecting our ocean for the conservation of culture and tradition of communities
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
South Dining Room, UNHQ, NY
Other
This special high-level reception is being convened by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with the Government of the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) and the Government of Costa Rica (Ministry of Environment and Energy).

Participation by invitation only
Official Programme
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Canada and Senegal

More than 3 billion people rely on fish for an important source of animal protein, and 300 million people rely on marine fisheries for their livelihoods. In developing and developed countries alike, the consumption of fish is increasing both per capita and in absolute terms.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Estonia and Grenada

Partnership Dialogue 5 addresses two distinct but interrelated targets of SDG 14: increasing the economic benefits to small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs) from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism (14.7); and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets (14.b). A discussion on these topics must include consideration of a range of linked but distinct issues. Oceans provide a wide array of benefits to LDCs and SIDS including—but not limited to—small-scale, artisanal fisheries. Likewise, small-scale artisanal fishers are a fundamental part of SIDS and coastal LDC societies, but they can also be found in developed and other developing countries.1 Estimates suggest that workers involved in small-scale fisheries comprise over 90 percent of people employed globally in capture fisheries and related activities, and produce approximately half of the global catch.


An effective examination of these issues will require a holistic, integrated approach that takes into account not only the diversity inherent in the topics but also the close links to other SDGs. The unifying theme is livelihoods—primarily from fishing but also from aquaculture, tourism and other ecosystem services. The livelihoods focus of the dialogue means that the discussion can be informed by other SDGs, in particular SDG 1 (eradicate poverty), SDG 2 (end hunger), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 12 (sustainable consumption and production), and SDG 13 (combat climate change). There are also close links to the other targets of SDG 14.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting

Special Event
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ
Special event
The second annual Global Multi-stakeholder Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Dialogue will take place on 7 June 2017, 1.15-2.30 PM in ECOSOC Chamber, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) in consultation with the Steering Committee on Partnerships for SIDS, co-chaired by Maldives and Italy.

Side Events

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC – WBO); World Ocean Council;UN Global Compact
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
UN-Wate; UN-Oceans;UN-Oceans; Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Government of Seychelles
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency; The Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office (PNAO);World Bank ;Forum Fisheries Agency member country
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Conservation International, in collaboration with X – The Moonshot Factory; Cook Islands, Kiribati, Madagascar, New Caledonia, and Seychelles; IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy; Big Ocean; the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions; Global Island Partnership (GLISPA);lobal Mangrove Alliance (CI, TNC, WWF); Polynesian Voyaging Society; Stockholm Resilience Center;
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
France and UNEP
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
Fiji Mission to the UN
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of France to the UN; DCNS Energies;cean Energy Europe;N Environment
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Australia In cooperation with: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Main Organiser: Ocean and Climate Platform Co-organisers: France, IOC-UNESCO, Fiji
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (NGOCSD-NY) Permanent Mission of the Republic of Vanuatu to the United Nationsermanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nationsermanent Mission of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nationseace Boat US; Global Foundation for Democracy and Development;orm & Matter Foundation
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Marshall Islands Permanent Mission to the UN
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG); The Ministry of Environment, Finland; Finnish Environment Institute SYKE; Outotec; Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY; Soilfood;kobalans
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Brazilian Mission to the UN
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event

Permanent Mission of Belize/ CARICOM

Effective ocean governance is essential if ocean ecosystem goods and services are to be sustained for present and future generations. The Governments of Belize and Barbados, the Caribbean Community and the University of the West Indies presents a side event to explore how to strengthen ocean governance at the regional level drawing on lessons learned from regional ocean governance initiatives around the world. The side event will develop concrete recommendations for advancing good oceans governance as a cornerstone of sustainable development. The side event will also serve as a platform to announce the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Plus (CLME +) Partnership, a regional initiative that practically demonstrates how enhanced ocean governance can address the systemic problems impacting CARICOM namely habitat degradation, marine pollution and depletion of fish stocks.

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Trusteeship Chamberl, UNHQ
Side Event
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE), Costa Rica; CBD Secretariat, UN Environment, Secretariat of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (the Cartagena Convention) and the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme, The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, UN ECE and CITES
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing Partners
CITES / FAO / RFMO / IUCN
Other Events
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

UN Environment, Parley for the Oceans

Private sector round table on preventing and combating marine litter

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other
Presentation of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN) - an innovative, multi-stakeholder platform supported by Future Earth, SCOR, IOC-UNESCO and WCRP to stimulate and accelerate new partnerships for knowledge generation and implementation in support of the SDGs. The network is uniting researchers and stakeholders over making science more relevant and impactful. There will be breakfast and networking opportunity for participants to meet each other and discuss partnerships for the Ocean KAN.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; Future Earth
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Government of Sweden, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Germany, in cooperation with KfW, founded the Blue Action Fund as a response to the funding gap for the conservation of marine biodiversity. The Blue Action Fund supports NGOs in their efforts to conserve oceans and coastlines. This launch event will bring together the major contributors and partners of the Fund.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

JPI: Oceans

In order to enable informed and effective decision-making and governance of the ocean, international collaboration between ministries and research funding agencies to jointly fund new knowledge generation as well as efficient and effective science-policy mechanisms are of fundamental importance. The objective of this science-policy briefing is to present multilateral processes for providing scientific evidence to support the sustainable development of the oceans, to showcase cutting-edge examples of research to support ocean governance, as well as to discuss the future role of science for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other
Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) - A multi-stakeholder initiative that draws upon its members to generate knowledge, exchange experiences and provide guidance to policy making and implementation to address priorities from source to sea.

Co-organizing partners: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Deltares
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Government of Norway

Only in the last couple of years, marine litter has been broadly recognized as a problem that must be taken seriously. The recognition throughout the whole of society, significant scientific evidence, a remarkable amount of goodwill present, as well as clear and substantial political backing have formed a global understanding and unity that justifies hope for the sake of the marine environment. Much has been done on national, regional and international level and work continues. Challenged with a sometimes difficult process to provide a smooth transition in terms of implementation from theory to practice, the event addresses governmental and non-governmental experts and will provide a platform to discuss and possibly demonstrate on how such transition may be successful and how theory and practice can mutually support and complement each other.

Official Programme
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
World Oceans Day is an annual global reminder to honor, protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008, the UN initiates and supports various activities led by the UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) each year on June 8th. This year, the United Nations in New York celebrates World Oceans Day with a special event in celebration of World Oceans Day, co-organized and sponsored by Parley for the Oceans. The three-hour show will raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and highlight the most promising initiatives to reverse their decline, focusing especially on the power of creative collaboration and eco-innovation in the successful realization of SDG 14. Features include talks from world-renowned ocean experts and explorers, representatives from coastal communities, and voices from current and future generations.



Overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017:



Our Oceans, Our Future



Conservation action focus:



Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future



Websites:



https://www.unworldoceansday.org/



http://www.un.org/Depts/los/wod/
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Iceland and Peru

Marine science plays an important role in the fisheries management process, including for the adoption of conservation and management measures. Science also has an important role to play in managing other human pressures on the marine environment, including cumulative impacts from local pressures such as pollution, coastal development and resources extraction that act together with global impacts of climate change. Technology can help improve outcomes for many of the targets of SDG 14, for example, to help deliver more efficient and sustainable fishing methods, enhance monitoring and surveillance of fishing activities, facilitate pollution prevention and clean-up, and enhance marine spatial planning. It can also allow for better research and protection of the natural and cultural heritage of the oceans. Therefore, these issues in relations to SDG 14 can be approached from multiple perspectives.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting

Side Events

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organizer: Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland (including Finnish Transport Safety Agency) Co-organizers: World Maritime University (WMU), WWF, industry representatives: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Norsepower Oy Ltd, Wärtsilä Corporation
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
World Ocean Council; Sustainable Investment Forum;cean Assets Initiative;overeign Wealth Fund Institute;limate Bonds Initiative
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; FAO; UN Environment; Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative; CSIRO/Australia; Duke University/USA; Convention on Migratory Species, etc.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Requesting organization: UNIDO Co?organizing partners: Government of the Red Sea State, Republic of the Sudan; Norwegian Ministry oforeign Affairs; Institute for Marine Research Norway
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany (Bread for the World) Organizing partners: National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Kabani-the other direction, Tourism Watch, InstitutoTerramar, Fair Oceans
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Enegry and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Co-organsers: SIDS DOCK, UNIDO and the CARICOM Energy Programmeupported by Governments of Austria and Spain
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organizer: Legambiente Onlus Co-organizers: UN Environment/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat, Italian Ministry of Environment, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN-Mediterranean), European Environment Agency, Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat (UfMS), European Bioplastics, Environmental Alliance for the Mediterranean, KyotoClub
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, in partnership with Mercator Ocean, IOC – UNESCO, GODAE Ocean View, GEO Blue Planet, OECD, WCRP
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) Co-organisers: CaMPAM, RMPAO, NAMPAN, WIOMSA, HELCOM, UN Enivronment/MAP, French Biodiversity Agency
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
European Commission; UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan-Barcelona Convention and General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
IOC / UNESCO; The Permanent Mission of the Samoa;he Permanent Mission of Norway;he Permanent Mission of Maldives
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Can we achieve sustainable economic development on land and in river basins while reducing the negative impacts on coastal and ocean ecosystems from land-based activities? This side event will showcase experiences dealing with resource flows from “source to sea”. The ambition is to learn how source-to-sea measures can be supported by nations and regional organizations in a broader economic perspective to achieve SDG 14.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Tanaloa Room (Express Bar), UNHQ
Side Event
In partnership with Kiribati and featuring Dr. Anne Cohen from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Dr. Greg Stone from Conservation International
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
PM of Zambia (lead organizer) and UN-OHRLLS
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification State of Californiatate of Washington State of Oregonrovince of British Columbia, Canada
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organisers: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Partners: Pacific island members of SPREP; Government of Sweden, Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands, Government of Solomon Islands, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), International Atomic Energy Agency; Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (IAEA/OA-ICC) International Maritimerganization (IMO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Animal Protection (WAP)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tanaloa Room (Express Bar), UNHQ
Side Event
Featuring representatives from some of the 30+ governments using the Ocean Health Index
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

Permanent Mission of Belize/ CARICOM

The Governments of Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Norway, Iceland through the the United Nations University – Fisheries Training Programme, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the Caribbean Community Secretariat are pleased to present a unique cross-regional partnership that has contributed to strengthening governance and management of fisheries and aquaculture, combating IUU fishing, improving trade capacity and knowledge base for planning and decision-making, and building human and institutional capacity for conservation, management and trade and development. The side event will feature presentations from government, civil society, and academia and will provide best practices from the Caribbean region, highlight critical gaps and needs, and announce partnerships.

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Leitner Center for International Law & Justice, Fordham Law School
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing Partners: Rockefeller & Co. and The Ocean Foundation Possible partners: Climate Central, We Mean Business, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Representatives of Small Island Nations
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Organiser: Iceland Co-organised: Cape Verde; Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism; FAO; Faroe Islands; Jamaica; Nordic Council of Ministers; Norway; Seychelles; Sweden; UNU Fisheries Programme
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
International Coastal And Ocean Organization (ICO) (Global Ocean Forum Secretariat (GOF)) Co-Organizers: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Oceano Azul Foundation, Portugal, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan, Government of Grenada, Government of Seychelles)
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Government of Morocco
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Kingdom of Tonga, Mexico, International Seabed Authority, UN DESA,nd with the support of TOML/Nautilus Minerals Ltd.
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
VÄSTRA GÖTALAND region (Sweden); ANDALUSIA region (Spain) NECSTouR (EU Network of tourism regions committed to sustainability); DIRECTORATE FOR MARITIME FOR ENVIRONMENT, MARITIME AFFAIRS AND FISHERIES, EUROPEAN COMMISSION; UNWTO World Tourism Organization; MALTA Tourism Ministry – EU Presidency January-June 2017; EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CIVITAS DESTINATIONS (EU Consortium of 28 partners for Sust Mobility in EU islands); TUC (Technical University of Creta- Rethymnon); ODYSSEA (European Grouping)
Other Events
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Heinrich Böll Foundation

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet. They are rich in resources and provide people with food, energy, and a stable climate. Nevertheless, the future of these unique ecosystems is endangered by overfishing, loss of biodiversity and marine pollution. The Ocean Atlas 2017 is an educational tool that provides facts and figures on the importance of our marine ecosystems and the urgency of SDG 14. Join us for an expert panel discussion on World Oceans Day.

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
NYC
Other
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Leibniz-Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Blue Solutions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Mediterranean Network of Marine Protected Areas Managers (MedPAN), Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Getting fit to do our bit! A range of capacities are required at different levels to work towards sustainable ocean governance. In this side event, capacity development formats ranging from formal education on- and offline, to customized courses and leadership training for decision makers, are introduced with examples of their applications. In group work, options for capacity development to match specific challenges will be discussed.

12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Other
Over 30 children/youth from UNESCO Marine World Heritage sites will call upon world leaders to sign a pledge to protect the ocean for future generations.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UNHQ
Other
Youth from UNESCO Marine World Heritage accompany Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General UNESCO, Heads of State, and celebrities as they sign to pledge to protect our ocean. Media access available.
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Blue Solutions (German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UN Environment)

The Blue Solutions Initiative facilitates the exchange of successful approaches in marine and coastal management and supports their uptake in new contexts. In this side event, it will showcase the approach to share, promote, and readapt solutions with examples from Australia, Brazil, the Seychelles, and Vietnam. Supporters may pledge a contribution to the implementation of adapted solutions in new settings.

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, RARE

The Bright Spots event is a dedicated effort to surface, analyze, and widely share innovative and replicable community-based marine conservation and small-scale fisheries solutions, which supports the implementation of SDG 14 and aim to address various SDGs issues of poverty, food security and climate change. This event provides the essential learning and leadership exchange that builds on the political and financial commitments that will be made during the Conference. The event aims to provide a stage for local communities to present their bright spots and celebrate and widely share them such that they can be replicated to enhance their impact. It will provide an opportunity to share best practice and learn from each other to replicate solutions that work. Many times, however, these solutions remain at the local level and go unnoticed by the international community.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UNCTAD New York Office DC2-1120,11th Floor, 2 United Nations Plaza
Other
Organized by UNCTAD, Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and The Commonwealth
By invitation only
http://unctad.org/en/conferences/Ocean-Conference/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=1444
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
UNHQ
Other
By invitation only due to limited space Sponsored by the Natural Resources Defence Council, the High Seas Alliance and Blancpain.
Official Programme
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Australia and Kenya

The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, which summary was approved by the UNGA, provides a stark picture of the current state of our oceans. Anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems, such as marine pollution, overexploitation of marine living resources, coastal degradation, climate change and ocean acidification, are challenging the resilience of the oceans and their resources, as well as their continued ability to provide important ecosystem goods and services to humankind. The UNGA has noted with concern the findings of the Assessment that the world’s ocean is facing major pressures simultaneously with such great impacts that the limits of its carrying capacity are being, or, in some cases, have been reached.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting

Side Events

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Fisheries Agency of Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; FAO;UCN-Fisheries Expert Group (FEG); Government of Norway
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the European Parliament Green Group; Swedish Minister of Environment Karolina Skog (TBC), European Commission, MEP; Marco Affronte, MEP Linnéa Engström, Seas at risk, Exec Director Dr Monica Verbeek and entre for Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden;he Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden;nternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);estern Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA);uture Earth Oceans Knowledge-Action
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Organised by University of California Revelle, Program on Climate Science and Policy In cooperation with: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and International Union for Conservation of Natureupported by: IOC group of experts – Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

Organisers: International Council for Science, Future Earth, the New School’s Journalism + Design Programme and the Earth Journalism network

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
University College Dublin;
Cluster of Excellence “the Future Ocean” – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University;
Future Earth
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organiser: WMU Co-organisers: Government of Sweden, International Chamber of Commerce, Fiji
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: UNEP-WCMC Co-organizers: UN Environment, OECD
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of France to the UN; Co-organisers:nternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);ildlife Conservation Society (WCS); ecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur (Permanent Commission of the South Pacific); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission; Kingdom of Belgium – Government of Flanders;ingdom of Sweden; SUEZ – France; The Nature Conservancy – TNC Canada; The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
Hosted by: the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centrum
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Hosted by: the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centrum
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Stockholm Resilience Centre
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Delegation of the EU to the UN
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention, Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation in West Africa (PRCM), the MAVA Foundation, and the Republic of Senegal
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO) – UN NGO MAJOR GROUP PACIFIC ORGANISING PARTNER
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
GEF Small Grants Programme & UNEP
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Main Organiser: Peace Boat Organizing Partners:he Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS); The Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations; The United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI); Marshall Islands Students Association / MISA4thePacific
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY)
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
NIPPON FOUNDATION NEREUS PROGRAM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY Peaceboat US
Other Events
All Events ordered alphabetically
6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Commonwealth Secretariat and Government of Seychelles
7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Main Organiser: Ocean and Climate Platform Co-organisers: France, IOC-UNESCO, Fiji
8 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organizer: Legambiente Onlus Co-organizers: UN Environment/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat, Italian Ministry of Environment, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN-Mediterranean), European Environment Agency, Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat (UfMS), European Bioplastics, Environmental Alliance for the Mediterranean, KyotoClub
6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN
8 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Leitner Center for International Law & Justice, Fordham Law School
8 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

Permanent Mission of Belize/ CARICOM

The Governments of Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Norway, Iceland through the the United Nations University – Fisheries Training Programme, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the Caribbean Community Secretariat are pleased to present a unique cross-regional partnership that has contributed to strengthening governance and management of fisheries and aquaculture, combating IUU fishing, improving trade capacity and knowledge base for planning and decision-making, and building human and institutional capacity for conservation, management and trade and development. The side event will feature presentations from government, civil society, and academia and will provide best practices from the Caribbean region, highlight critical gaps and needs, and announce partnerships.

6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Marshall Islands Permanent Mission to the UN
7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Marshall Islands Permanent Mission to the UN
8 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
International Coastal And Ocean Organization (ICO) (Global Ocean Forum Secretariat (GOF)) Co-Organizers: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Oceano Azul Foundation, Portugal, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan, Government of Grenada, Government of Seychelles)
8 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
NYC
Other
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8 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Kingdom of Tonga, Mexico, International Seabed Authority, UN DESA,nd with the support of TOML/Nautilus Minerals Ltd.
8 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Government of Morocco
8 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
5 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
Hosted by: the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centrum
5 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caribbean Cultural Centre African Diaspora Institute 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035
Side Event
6 JUN 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Australia
8 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Organiser: Iceland Co-organised: Cape Verde; Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism; FAO; Faroe Islands; Jamaica; Nordic Council of Ministers; Norway; Seychelles; Sweden; UNU Fisheries Programme
6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
World Bank Group and UN DESA
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of France to the UN; DCNS Energies;cean Energy Europe;N Environment
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Blue Solutions (German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), GRID-Arendal, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UN Environment)

The Blue Solutions Initiative facilitates the exchange of successful approaches in marine and coastal management and supports their uptake in new contexts. In this side event, it will showcase the approach to share, promote, and readapt solutions with examples from Australia, Brazil, the Seychelles, and Vietnam. Supporters may pledge a contribution to the implementation of adapted solutions in new settings.

5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
6 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

The Commonwealth Secretariat; The Caribbean Youth Environment Network; The University of Malta; The University of South Pacific; The University of West Indies; The University of Seychelles; The World Fisheries University (Korea); The Commonwealth Human Ecology Council; The Caribbean Studies Association: Environment and Sustainability Group

The UN SIDS Partnership "Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in SIDS" (the "Sharp End"’ partnership) was launched on 2 September 2014 at the Samoa UN SIDS Conference. This side event will highlight work of Sharp End partners and others in supporting research, training and education to develop capacities for sustainable marine livelihoods in SIDS’ coastal communities in the context of the blue economy.
5 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
IOC / UNESCO; The Permanent Mission of the Samoa;he Permanent Mission of Norway;he Permanent Mission of Maldives
7 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

UN Environment, Parley for the Oceans

Private sector round table on preventing and combating marine litter

8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Can we achieve sustainable economic development on land and in river basins while reducing the negative impacts on coastal and ocean ecosystems from land-based activities? This side event will showcase experiences dealing with resource flows from “source to sea”. The ambition is to learn how source-to-sea measures can be supported by nations and regional organizations in a broader economic perspective to achieve SDG 14.
8 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Leibniz-Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Blue Solutions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Mediterranean Network of Marine Protected Areas Managers (MedPAN), Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Getting fit to do our bit! A range of capacities are required at different levels to work towards sustainable ocean governance. In this side event, capacity development formats ranging from formal education on- and offline, to customized courses and leadership training for decision makers, are introduced with examples of their applications. In group work, options for capacity development to match specific challenges will be discussed.

6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Maritime Cluster of West Sweden (Sweden) – Lead Organizer The Maritime Alliance (US) – Co-Organizer and Panel Moderator BlueTech Cluster Alliance (Canada, France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, UK, US) National Oceanography Centre (UK); Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster (South Africa); Ocean Conservancy (US); Region of Västra Götaland (Sweden) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (US); State of Massachusetts (US)
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
The Economist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Partnerships for Environmental Management in the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), R20 Regions of Climate Action, Blue Finance, Blueyou, Climate Bonds Initiative, Credit Suisse
8 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
8 JUN 2017
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Other
Over 30 children/youth from UNESCO Marine World Heritage sites will call upon world leaders to sign a pledge to protect the ocean for future generations.
7 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Conservation International, in collaboration with X – The Moonshot Factory; Cook Islands, Kiribati, Madagascar, New Caledonia, and Seychelles; IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy; Big Ocean; the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions; Global Island Partnership (GLISPA);lobal Mangrove Alliance (CI, TNC, WWF); Polynesian Voyaging Society; Stockholm Resilience Center;
7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Australia In cooperation with: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy
8 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organizer: Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland (including Finnish Transport Safety Agency) Co-organizers: World Maritime University (WMU), WWF, industry representatives: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Norsepower Oy Ltd, Wärtsilä Corporation
8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification State of Californiatate of Washington State of Oregonrovince of British Columbia, Canada
9 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
University College Dublin;
Cluster of Excellence “the Future Ocean” – GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University;
Future Earth
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, in partnership with Mercator Ocean, IOC – UNESCO, GODAE Ocean View, GEO Blue Planet, OECD, WCRP
5 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting

This scenario note has been prepared in order to better appreciate the significance of the Fijia Welcome Ceremony to be performed at 9:00am on Monday 5 June, 2017 in the United Nation General Assembly Hall

9 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Organised by University of California Revelle, Program on Climate Science and Policy In cooperation with: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and International Union for Conservation of Natureupported by: IOC group of experts – Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE)
5 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Delegation of the EU to the UN
8 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; FAO; UN Environment; Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative; CSIRO/Australia; Duke University/USA; Convention on Migratory Species, etc.
8 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Enegry and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Co-organsers: SIDS DOCK, UNIDO and the CARICOM Energy Programmeupported by Governments of Austria and Spain
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Stockholm Resilience Centre
8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
PM of Zambia (lead organizer) and UN-OHRLLS
6 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing partners: Swedish Government Offices and the World Bank
8 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
VÄSTRA GÖTALAND region (Sweden); ANDALUSIA region (Spain) NECSTouR (EU Network of tourism regions committed to sustainability); DIRECTORATE FOR MARITIME FOR ENVIRONMENT, MARITIME AFFAIRS AND FISHERIES, EUROPEAN COMMISSION; UNWTO World Tourism Organization; MALTA Tourism Ministry – EU Presidency January-June 2017; EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CIVITAS DESTINATIONS (EU Consortium of 28 partners for Sust Mobility in EU islands); TUC (Technical University of Creta- Rethymnon); ODYSSEA (European Grouping)
7 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Government of Norway

Only in the last couple of years, marine litter has been broadly recognized as a problem that must be taken seriously. The recognition throughout the whole of society, significant scientific evidence, a remarkable amount of goodwill present, as well as clear and substantial political backing have formed a global understanding and unity that justifies hope for the sake of the marine environment. Much has been done on national, regional and international level and work continues. Challenged with a sometimes difficult process to provide a smooth transition in terms of implementation from theory to practice, the event addresses governmental and non-governmental experts and will provide a platform to discuss and possibly demonstrate on how such transition may be successful and how theory and practice can mutually support and complement each other.

6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea; CBD Secretariat, FAO; UN Environment; North-east Atlantic Fisheries Commission; Nairobi Convention; IUNC-CEM-FEG: Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative; Barcelona Convention Secretariat; General Fisheries Commission for Mediterranean; Caribbean Environment Programme
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
Fiji Mission to the UN
5 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
8 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
World Ocean Council; Sustainable Investment Forum;cean Assets Initiative;overeign Wealth Fund Institute;limate Bonds Initiative
8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, RARE

The Bright Spots event is a dedicated effort to surface, analyze, and widely share innovative and replicable community-based marine conservation and small-scale fisheries solutions, which supports the implementation of SDG 14 and aim to address various SDGs issues of poverty, food security and climate change. This event provides the essential learning and leadership exchange that builds on the political and financial commitments that will be made during the Conference. The event aims to provide a stage for local communities to present their bright spots and celebrate and widely share them such that they can be replicated to enhance their impact. It will provide an opportunity to share best practice and learn from each other to replicate solutions that work. Many times, however, these solutions remain at the local level and go unnoticed by the international community.

6 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

The sustainable development goals are inter-linked and multi-directional. Sustainable use of the oceans is important to eradicate poverty and provide food security and nutrition for all. This is relevant in the following up of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN declaration <Decade of Action on Nutrition>.

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Organizers:

Norwegian Ministry of trade, industry and fisheries Organising Partners: Grenada, Island, UN Environment, UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO, WHO, Norwegian national institute for seafood and nutrition research (NIFES), Norwegian Centre of Expertise Seafood Innovation Cluster; CARICOM

9 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Main Organiser: Peace Boat Organizing Partners:he Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS); The Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations; The United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI); Marshall Islands Students Association / MISA4thePacific
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ
Special event
The second annual Global Multi-stakeholder Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Dialogue will take place on 7 June 2017, 1.15-2.30 PM in ECOSOC Chamber, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) in consultation with the Steering Committee on Partnerships for SIDS, co-chaired by Maldives and Italy.
6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: Cook Islands Potential Partners: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Palau, New Caledonia, (France) House of Ariki, Cook Islands, Conservation International, Big Ocean networkacific Islands Forum Secretariat/Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner ecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programmeacific Islands Development Forumlobal Island Partnership (GLISPA); IUCN; University of Auckland; Moccasin Lake Foundation; Global Conservation Fund
5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Market based measures like certification provide powerful incentives for the sustainable use of marine resources. But the fast proliferation of eco-certification schemes has led to confusion among users over how to recognize those that deliver genuine impact. Germany, FAO, METRO GROUP, MSC, GSSI, and CEDEPESCA invite you to discuss a sector wide solution to this problem: the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).

9 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event

Organisers: International Council for Science, Future Earth, the New School’s Journalism + Design Programme and the Earth Journalism network

6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Secretariat of the African and Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), the Government of Seychelles, The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and Secretariat of the Pacific Island Forum
5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
8 JUN 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UNCTAD New York Office DC2-1120,11th Floor, 2 United Nations Plaza
Other
Organized by UNCTAD, Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and The Commonwealth
By invitation only
http://unctad.org/en/conferences/Ocean-Conference/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=1444
6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN,
866 UN Plaza,
Suite 222
Side Event

How to collect marine biodiversity information at low cost?
How to transfer cold water methods to tropical conditions?

5 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Argentina, Dominican Republic and Cousteau Society.
8 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Requesting organization: UNIDO Co?organizing partners: Government of the Red Sea State, Republic of the Sudan; Norwegian Ministry oforeign Affairs; Institute for Marine Research Norway
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
European Commission; UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan-Barcelona Convention and General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ
Side Event
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of France to the UN; Co-organisers:nternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);ildlife Conservation Society (WCS); ecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
6 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
The Government of Sweden
WWF, Zero Vision Tool (ZVT) and
Sotenäs Symbioscentrum

9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur (Permanent Commission of the South Pacific); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission; Kingdom of Belgium – Government of Flanders;ingdom of Sweden; SUEZ – France; The Nature Conservancy – TNC Canada; The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
5 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Co-organizers: Aruba Centre of Excellence for sustainable development of SIDS, Smithsonian Institution, Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
5 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
6 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the UN Organising Partners: Norway, Peru, GIZ Germany, FAO Brazilian Artisanal Fisheries Network (TeiaPesca), CoopeSoliDar R.I. Costa Rica, Too Big to ignore research network, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, World Fish Centre
7 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
UN-Wate; UN-Oceans;UN-Oceans; Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management
6 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - lead convener Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (IOC) Global Environment Facility (GEF) UN Environment ood and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)enguela Current Commission (BCC)
6 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organiser: Pacific Island Development Forum Partners: Government of Palau, UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, PRECOVERY Labs and Global Island Partnership (Seychelles, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Palau, Hawai’i Green Growth, IUCN, Italy, Rare, SCBD, The Nature Conservancy, Association for Overseas Countries and Territories
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Government of Germany, Government of Sweden, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Germany, in cooperation with KfW, founded the Blue Action Fund as a response to the funding gap for the conservation of marine biodiversity. The Blue Action Fund supports NGOs in their efforts to conserve oceans and coastlines. This launch event will bring together the major contributors and partners of the Fund.

7 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other
Presentation of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN) - an innovative, multi-stakeholder platform supported by Future Earth, SCOR, IOC-UNESCO and WCRP to stimulate and accelerate new partnerships for knowledge generation and implementation in support of the SDGs. The network is uniting researchers and stakeholders over making science more relevant and impactful. There will be breakfast and networking opportunity for participants to meet each other and discuss partnerships for the Ocean KAN.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; Future Earth
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Main organizer: Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN
Collaborating partners: Representative of SIDS (consultations with several partners ongoing), UN Environment Program, Let’s Do It Foundation, International Solid Waste Association, Sustainable Seas Trust
6 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Organised by ICLEI & City of Malmö with the support of the Swedish Government And United Nations Office for Partnerships Germany- Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Norway- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yale University; Equator Initiative; GEF- Small Grants Progamme; United Nations Development Progamme; Conservation International ; RARE; The Nature Conservancy; IUCN
9 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Fisheries Agency of Japan; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; FAO;UCN-Fisheries Expert Group (FEG); Government of Norway
6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
The government of Germany, represented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and in cooperation with the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA, initiated by CI, TNC and WWF) organize a side event on mangrove protection efforts as important contribution to the achievement of the SDGS – above all SDG 14.
Mangroves are key ecosystems for marine biodiversity, coastal protection and livelihoods of coastal communities. However, the global mangrove cover decreases at alarming rates. Therefore, BMZ, WWF and IUCN start a new Mangrove Initiative. During this launch event leading experts, government representatives and civil society will discuss major challenges and new solutions for mangrove protection.

For high level decision-makers and experts on marine and coastal ecosystems, resource management, planning and related fields.
Please mark the date in your calendar. An official invitation with information on the registration process and the agenda will follow soon.
For inquiries, please contact Ms Julika Tribukait (julika.tribukait@wwf.de).
6 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)
7 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, Government of Seychelles
6 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
International Development Information Organization –DevNet In partnership with Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai Jiaotong University Dao College NOAHS Yacht Club
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
7 JUN 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other

JPI: Oceans

In order to enable informed and effective decision-making and governance of the ocean, international collaboration between ministries and research funding agencies to jointly fund new knowledge generation as well as efficient and effective science-policy mechanisms are of fundamental importance. The objective of this science-policy briefing is to present multilateral processes for providing scientific evidence to support the sustainable development of the oceans, to showcase cutting-edge examples of research to support ocean governance, as well as to discuss the future role of science for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

5 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
7 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event

Permanent Mission of Belize/ CARICOM

Effective ocean governance is essential if ocean ecosystem goods and services are to be sustained for present and future generations. The Governments of Belize and Barbados, the Caribbean Community and the University of the West Indies presents a side event to explore how to strengthen ocean governance at the regional level drawing on lessons learned from regional ocean governance initiatives around the world. The side event will develop concrete recommendations for advancing good oceans governance as a cornerstone of sustainable development. The side event will also serve as a platform to announce the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Plus (CLME +) Partnership, a regional initiative that practically demonstrates how enhanced ocean governance can address the systemic problems impacting CARICOM namely habitat degradation, marine pollution and depletion of fish stocks.

8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tanaloa Room (Express Bar), UNHQ
Side Event
Featuring representatives from some of the 30+ governments using the Ocean Health Index
6 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN and UNESCO
8 JUN 2017
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UNHQ
Other
Youth from UNESCO Marine World Heritage accompany Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General UNESCO, Heads of State, and celebrities as they sign to pledge to protect our ocean. Media access available.
6 JUN 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Delegates' Dining Room, UNHQ
Other
Join us to celebrate the champions who are
working to build the global cooperation on ocean
science needed to protect our shared ocean.
6 JUN 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
Other

The governments of Germany and Sweden, together with the United Nations Environment Programme and in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and TMG – Think Tank for Sustainability are organizing a one day side event on the role of regional ocean governance for delivering SDG 14.

5 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Missions of Italy, Peru and Thailand to the UN
Co-sponsors: UNESCO; FAO; UNEP; UN Global Compact; Slow Food International
6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
-The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands -A further Economic South, SIDS or LDC government -Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, through DIVA for Equality (Co-convenor) -Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) -Local Marine Managed Network (LMMA) Pacific -Regions Refocus
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: Palau Mission to UN Partners: Global Island Partnership, Governments of Seychelles, Palau, Grenada, British Virginslands, Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmentrogramme (SPREP), Polynesian Voyaging Society, Blue Guardians, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Italy, IUCN, Sustainability Connections, PRECOVERY Labs
5 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Norway and Indonesia

Pollution from human activities can be found at all points across the ocean’s vast expanse, whether in the deep, at the surface, or in the organisms that live in it. Rivers carry waste, solid and liquid, and a wide range of other substances into the ocean. Discharges, spills and waste from shipping are another source of pollution. Pollutants discharged into the air are deposited into the ocean. Although considerable progress has been achieved in limiting some forms of pollution, others persist. New challenges, whether relating to particular pollutants, such as micro-plastics, or broader trends, like the rapid growth of coastal cities, will require sustained action encompassing scientific research, knowledge-sharing, and strengthened governance arrangements.
6 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Italy and Palau


Marine and coastal ecosystems, which include natural assets such as marine living resources and a range of important habitats or features, such as mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, coastal tidal marshes, seamounts, thermal vents and cold water corals, are crucial for human well-being and sustainable development. They provide humans with food, water, medicines, construction materials, energy, transport, shoreline stabilization, coastline protection and erosion prevention, climate regulation, oxygen production, maintenance of biodiversity, as well as recreation, aesthetic, cultural, religious and spiritual services. Marine and coastal ecosystems act as carbon sinks absorbing annually about one-fourth of the total annual anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide.1 They provide a vital basis for the livelihoods of many coastal communities, particularly resource-dependent communities in developing countries. The ecosystem services marine and coastal ecosystems provide have substantial economic value – estimated by studies on the order of trillions of US dollars annually.
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Monaco and Mozambique

Ocean acidification is a threat to marine organisms, ecosystems, services, and resources. It has potentially considerable ecological and socio-economic consequences, adding to multiple stressors on ocean ecosystems, including other climate-driven changes (e.g. ocean warming, sea level rise, and deoxygenation) and local pressures from pollution, overexploitation, and habitat destruction.



One fourth of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from anthropogenic activities is absorbed by the ocean.1 However, this vital service is not without consequence: when carbon dioxide enters the ocean it changes seawater chemistry, resulting in increased seawater acidity. That change severely affects biological processes, with potentially profound socio-economic impacts.



The long-term control of ocean acidification depends on the reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In this regard, ratification and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement will be instrumental. Even if carbon dioxide emissions are reduced immediately, there will be a lag time before the acidity levels of oceans normalize, particularly since more acidic surface ocean waters mix with deep water over a cycle that lasts hundreds of years. Therefore, it is critical to build the resilience of ocean ecosystems and of the people that depend on them for their livelihoods to the effects of ocean acidification and climate change.

7 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Canada and Senegal

More than 3 billion people rely on fish for an important source of animal protein, and 300 million people rely on marine fisheries for their livelihoods. In developing and developed countries alike, the consumption of fish is increasing both per capita and in absolute terms.

7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Estonia and Grenada

Partnership Dialogue 5 addresses two distinct but interrelated targets of SDG 14: increasing the economic benefits to small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs) from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism (14.7); and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets (14.b). A discussion on these topics must include consideration of a range of linked but distinct issues. Oceans provide a wide array of benefits to LDCs and SIDS including—but not limited to—small-scale, artisanal fisheries. Likewise, small-scale artisanal fishers are a fundamental part of SIDS and coastal LDC societies, but they can also be found in developed and other developing countries.1 Estimates suggest that workers involved in small-scale fisheries comprise over 90 percent of people employed globally in capture fisheries and related activities, and produce approximately half of the global catch.


An effective examination of these issues will require a holistic, integrated approach that takes into account not only the diversity inherent in the topics but also the close links to other SDGs. The unifying theme is livelihoods—primarily from fishing but also from aquaculture, tourism and other ecosystem services. The livelihoods focus of the dialogue means that the discussion can be informed by other SDGs, in particular SDG 1 (eradicate poverty), SDG 2 (end hunger), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 12 (sustainable consumption and production), and SDG 13 (combat climate change). There are also close links to the other targets of SDG 14.

8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Iceland and Peru

Marine science plays an important role in the fisheries management process, including for the adoption of conservation and management measures. Science also has an important role to play in managing other human pressures on the marine environment, including cumulative impacts from local pressures such as pollution, coastal development and resources extraction that act together with global impacts of climate change. Technology can help improve outcomes for many of the targets of SDG 14, for example, to help deliver more efficient and sustainable fishing methods, enhance monitoring and surveillance of fishing activities, facilitate pollution prevention and clean-up, and enhance marine spatial planning. It can also allow for better research and protection of the natural and cultural heritage of the oceans. Therefore, these issues in relations to SDG 14 can be approached from multiple perspectives.

9 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Official meeting
Co-chairs: Australia and Kenya

The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, which summary was approved by the UNGA, provides a stark picture of the current state of our oceans. Anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems, such as marine pollution, overexploitation of marine living resources, coastal degradation, climate change and ocean acidification, are challenging the resilience of the oceans and their resources, as well as their continued ability to provide important ecosystem goods and services to humankind. The UNGA has noted with concern the findings of the Assessment that the world’s ocean is facing major pressures simultaneously with such great impacts that the limits of its carrying capacity are being, or, in some cases, have been reached.

6 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Trusteeship Council, UNHQ
Side Event
Government of Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Rim Association
6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: Government of Jamaica Co-organisers: International Maritime Organisation (IMO); UNDP; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); Government of Croatia; Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosecurity; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
9 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
5 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
6 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
7 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
9 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
Official meeting
9 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
GEF Small Grants Programme & UNEP
7 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
5 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 1, UNHQ
Side Event
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: Mediterranean Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) Co-organisers: CaMPAM, RMPAO, NAMPAN, WIOMSA, HELCOM, UN Enivronment/MAP, French Biodiversity Agency
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Hosted by: the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centrum
7 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations
7 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Trusteeship Chamberl, UNHQ
Side Event
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organizer: UNEP-WCMC Co-organizers: UN Environment, OECD
6 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Visitors Lobby, UNHQ
Other
Protecting our ocean for the conservation of culture and tradition of communities
7 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (NGOCSD-NY) Permanent Mission of the Republic of Vanuatu to the United Nationsermanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nationsermanent Mission of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nationseace Boat US; Global Foundation for Democracy and Development;orm & Matter Foundation
9 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the European Parliament Green Group; Swedish Minister of Environment Karolina Skog (TBC), European Commission, MEP; Marco Affronte, MEP Linnéa Engström, Seas at risk, Exec Director Dr Monica Verbeek and entre for Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden;he Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Sweden;nternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);estern Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA);uture Earth Oceans Knowledge-Action
5 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Side Event
7 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia (MINAE), Costa Rica; CBD Secretariat, UN Environment, Secretariat of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (the Cartagena Convention) and the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme, The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission
8 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Tanaloa Room (Express Bar), UNHQ
Side Event
In partnership with Kiribati and featuring Dr. Anne Cohen from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Dr. Greg Stone from Conservation International
7 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing Partners
CITES / FAO / RFMO / IUCN
6 JUN 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
South Dining Room, UNHQ, NY
Other
This special high-level reception is being convened by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with the Government of the Republic of Korea (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) and the Government of Costa Rica (Ministry of Environment and Energy).

Participation by invitation only
6 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
With this event Swedish Industry and Public Private Partnership initiatives are presented where the aim is to emphasize the industry’s will and ability to act as a motor in the needed change process to transform into a sustainable world where the seventeen global goals are met and where SDG 14 – saving the oceans – is key in the planetary processes. By showing the diversity in knowledge, and driving forces, we like to demonstrate that the transformation is possible through robust incentives.
7 JUN 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
German Mission to the UN
Other
Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) - A multi-stakeholder initiative that draws upon its members to generate knowledge, exchange experiences and provide guidance to policy making and implementation to address priorities from source to sea.

Co-organizing partners: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Deltares
6 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) Government of France Government of Finland; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme;Arctic Council
5 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event

Organising Partners: Permanent Mission of Belize to the UN; Belize Fisheries Department; the Environmental Defense Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Nature Conservancy

The Government of Belize together with its partners - the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy - will showcase a dynamic strategy for ecosystem based fisheries management that combines marine tenure, harvest control, protected areas, the empowerment of fisher folks and multi-stakeholder partnerships towards the advancement of sustainable small scale fisheries. The side event will demonstrate effective approaches for science policy interface, empowering women in the fisheries sector, leveraging finance and markets to reinforce good management, and the lessons learnt from co-management and community based management for fisheries governance.

8 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
Organizing Partners: Rockefeller & Co. and The Ocean Foundation Possible partners: Climate Central, We Mean Business, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Representatives of Small Island Nations
6 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead organiser: The Government of Solomon Islands Collaborative Partners – The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries & Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat; Coral Triangle Center, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, German Development Agency (GIZ), Asian Development Bank, The Government of Australia, USAID, Global Environment Facility, Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
6 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
Deutscher Naturschutzring / Deutscher Naturschutzring/ Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), FAO, Brot für die Welt, Confédération Africaine des Organisations Professionnelles de la Pêche Artisanale (CAOPA), International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), fair-oceans
7 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations
7 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG); The Ministry of Environment, Finland; Finnish Environment Institute SYKE; Outotec; Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY; Soilfood;kobalans
8 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
German Mission to the UN
Other

Heinrich Böll Foundation

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet. They are rich in resources and provide people with food, energy, and a stable climate. Nevertheless, the future of these unique ecosystems is endangered by overfishing, loss of biodiversity and marine pollution. The Ocean Atlas 2017 is an educational tool that provides facts and figures on the importance of our marine ecosystems and the urgency of SDG 14. Join us for an expert panel discussion on World Oceans Day.

7 JUN 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC – WBO); World Ocean Council;UN Global Compact
8 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organisers: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Partners: Pacific island members of SPREP; Government of Sweden, Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands, Government of Solomon Islands, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), International Atomic Energy Agency; Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (IAEA/OA-ICC) International Maritimerganization (IMO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Animal Protection (WAP)
5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event

Host: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Co-host: DOALOS

5 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 7, UNHQ
Side Event
9 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
NIPPON FOUNDATION NEREUS PROGRAM
9 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Lead Organiser: WMU Co-organisers: Government of Sweden, International Chamber of Commerce, Fiji
7 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 6, UNHQ
Side Event
Brazilian Mission to the UN
9 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY Peaceboat US
9 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention, Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation in West Africa (PRCM), the MAVA Foundation, and the Republic of Senegal
5 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
7 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, UN ECE and CITES
6 JUN 2017
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
UNCTAD New York Office DC2-1120,11th Floor, 2 United Nations Plaza
Other
Organized by UNCTAD, FAO, WTO, IOI and The Commonwealth
By invitation only
http://unctad.org/en/conferences/Ocean-Conference/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=1445
8 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
German Mission to the UN
Side Event
Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany (Bread for the World) Organizing partners: National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Kabani-the other direction, Tourism Watch, InstitutoTerramar, Fair Oceans
7 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room 12, UNHQ
Side Event
France and UNEP
6 JUN 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Republic of Indonesia
6 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ex-Press Bar, Level 3, UNHQ
Side Event
Co-organisers: Singapore, Jamaica, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Argentina, Papua New Guinea and the Office of Legal Affairs
9 JUN 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO) – UN NGO MAJOR GROUP PACIFIC ORGANISING PARTNER
5 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
7 JUN 2017
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference Room 11, UNHQ
Side Event
5 JUN 2017
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Other
World Environment Day: ‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. Canada is this year’s host country.
8 JUN 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ
(Overflow: Conference Room 1)
Official meeting
World Oceans Day is an annual global reminder to honor, protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008, the UN initiates and supports various activities led by the UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) each year on June 8th. This year, the United Nations in New York celebrates World Oceans Day with a special event in celebration of World Oceans Day, co-organized and sponsored by Parley for the Oceans. The three-hour show will raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and highlight the most promising initiatives to reverse their decline, focusing especially on the power of creative collaboration and eco-innovation in the successful realization of SDG 14. Features include talks from world-renowned ocean experts and explorers, representatives from coastal communities, and voices from current and future generations.



Overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017:



Our Oceans, Our Future



Conservation action focus:



Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future



Websites:



https://www.unworldoceansday.org/



http://www.un.org/Depts/los/wod/
8 JUN 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
UNHQ
Other
By invitation only due to limited space Sponsored by the Natural Resources Defence Council, the High Seas Alliance and Blancpain.
9 JUN 2017
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Conference Room A, UNHQ
Side Event
UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY)
7 JUN 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conference Room B, UNHQ
Side Event
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency; The Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office (PNAO);World Bank ;Forum Fisheries Agency member country
Organizer
Title
Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations
Save our Ocean
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, UNDP's SDG Action Campaign, & Samsung
Virtual Reality for Ocean Action
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
Save the Oceans - Stop Plastic Pollution
Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations/International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
Mapping our Seas, Oceans and Waterways - more important than ever
Permanent Mission of Nauru to the United Nations (Pacific Island Regional Fisheries Serveilance Center)
Achieving the end of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing to enable Developing States to increase their share of economic benefits from the sustainable use of highly migratory and straddling stocks in their own region.
Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations
Our Islands, Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for implementation of SDG14
Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations
The Panama Canal, the great connection between seas & oceans: the intersectoral challenges in the implementation of SDG's.
Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations
I live by the Sea and Polish Marine Protected Areas
Government of Fiji & Pew Charitable Trust
Siu I Moana
Government of French Polynesia
Marine Managed Areas in French Polynesia
Government of Grenada/The Blue Network
Grenada's Blue Economy - Blue Growth / Blue Economy Development and Food Security
Government of Sweden
Marine Litter
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sweden
Innovative Selective Fishing Gear
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sweden
Sweden's New Research Vessel
Swedish Institute for Marine Environment
Many Can Do More To Save The Sea From Harmful Nutrient Pollution
National Ocean Technology Center - State Oceanic Administration of China
Contributing to Scientific & Technological Innovation to Marine SD
The Principality of Monaco (Prince Albert II Foundation)
“Monaco Acts For a Sustainable Ocean”
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance: Increasing the understanding of our shared resource
United Nations Development Programme
Ocean Lab
United Nations Development Programme
Waves of Change
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The Ocean We Need for the Future We Want: Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme
UN Green Fair
United Nations Environment Programme
Marine Litter Creatures
United Nations Environment Programme
The most dangerous predator in the ocean
United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Small Island, Large Oceans
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs/Division for Ocean Affairs & the Law of the Sea
Save our Ocean: Ocean Ecosystems
Food and Agriculture Organization
Working with countries to achieve SDG14 through the Blue Growth Initiative
International Seabed Authority
Advancing Scientific Knowledge to Inform Environment Assessment & Management for Exploitation Minerals in the Area
Small Island Development States Partnerships (Italy/Maldives)
Monitoring & Ensuring the Full Implementation of Partnership for SIDS
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Pacific islands united in partnership navigating towards SDG 14 on a journey to achieving sustainability of our ocean for our future
Pacific Small Island Developing States
Pacific Ocean Art
ARTS d' AUSTRALIE, Suzanne O'Connell & the Government of Australia
Defending the Ocean
Google, End Point, Mission Blue, The Ocean Agency, 50 Reefs, The Monaco Oceanogeraphic Museum, Darewin Project
Reconnecting Humanity with the Sea
International Development Information Organization - DevNet
Save the Oceans - Thinking and Action from the Oriental
La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund & Project Zero
La Mer Wave Walk
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Working towards being single-use plastic free for the Ocean & our Planet
Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, Permanent Mission of Palau & the Global Island Partnership
Ocean Peoples
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Science, society and sustainable development: unique science solutions to sustainably manage our rapidly changing seas and enhance future well-being.
Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium
Underwater Wildlife New York
World Animal Protection
Sustainable Ocean: A Multiple Stakholder Partnership to Solving The Ghost Gear Problem
Stockholm Resilience Centre
Radical Ocean Futures - Can we Save the Ocean using Science Fiction?
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Stakeholder engagement
Interest to speak at Plenary meetings
Representatives of Conference accredited organizations are invited to indicate their interest to speak during the plenary meetings, subject to the availability of time, through the following form:
Interest to speak at Partnership Dialogues
Representatives of Conference accredited organizations are invited to indicate their interest to speak in the partnership dialogue(s) using the below form. Priority will be given to speakers who will present voluntary commitments that have been registered in The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments.
Documents
PRE-REGISTRATION TO THE CONFERENCE (5 - 9 June 2017)

Pre-registration is required for eligible (please see below) representatives of non-governmental organizations and major groups identified in Agenda 21 to participate in the Ocean Conference, to be held from 5-9 June 2017 in New York.

Pre-registration for the Ocean Conference was open from 27 March to 8 May 2017 http://bit.ly/OceanConference for organizations belonging to the following categories:

  • organizations that are in consultative status with ECOSOC;
  • organizations accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and to previous United Nations conferences on sustainable development of small island developing States, held in Barbados, Mauritius and Samoa;
  • organizations that have been approved for special accreditation to participate in the Conference and the preparatory meeting (for list please see this document).

Information to Conference Participants

Major Groups and Other Stakeholders Information Note


Speakers list for Major Groups and other Stakeholders for the Plenary Meetings

Speakers list for Major Groups and other Stakeholders for the Plenary Meetings

Partnership Dialogues
General

  • The seven partnership dialogues will be an official part of The Ocean Conference. They will be interactive and multi-stakeholder in nature and will focus on recommendations to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, including through strengthened cooperation, building on existing successful partnerships and stimulating innovative and concrete new ones.
  • The partnership dialogues are open to all participants accredited to the Conference (States, intergovernmental organizations and other entities, associate members of regional commissions, the United Nations system and representatives of major groups and other relevant actors) and will have designated seating.

Themes and schedule

Monday, 5 June
03:00 PM - 6:00 PM Addressing marine pollution
Tuesday, 6 June
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems
03:00 PM - 6:00 PM Minimizing and addressing ocean acidification
Wednesday, 7 June
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Making fisheries sustainable
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Increasing economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries and providing access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Thursday, 8 June
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Increasing scientific knowledge, and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology
Friday, 9 June
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Enhancing the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Format

  • The partnership dialogues will be presided over by two co-chairs at the ministerial level and above - one from a developing country and one from a developed country - and will be facilitated by a moderator.
  • The partnership dialogues will begin with a panel discussion, followed by an interactive debate among participants.
  • Interventions in the interactive debate will be made from the floor, and should be succinct, concise and limited to three minutes. Participants are encouraged to focus on concrete solutions to address challenges and gaps in the implementation of Goal 14 targets by presenting voluntary commitments, partnerships, as well as on policy recommendations to support the implementation of SDG 14, for example, by means of addressing the guiding questions set out in the partnership dialogue concept papers (available on the Conference website).
  • The order of speakers for each partnership dialogue will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis, bearing in mind equitable geographical distribution while allowing for some flexibility with priority given to States according to the level of representation, followed by intergovernmental organizations and other entities, associate members of regional commissions, United Nations system, major groups and other relevant actors.
  • It is envisaged that up to 25 States and 15 other participants will be accommodated to speak in the interactive debate of each partnership dialogue.

Registration of interest to speak in the interactive debate

  • Registration of interest to speak in the interactive debate of the partnership dialogues is required.
  • Representatives of States and associate members of regional commissions are invited to indicate to the Secretariat (Ms. Mary Muturi, muturi@un.org) two partnership dialogues in which to have a speaking slot, including order of preference, name, title and level of participation, and encouraged to pre-register their voluntary commitments in The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments (Registry). Deadline 19 May 2017.
  • Representatives of intergovernmental organizations and other entities and the United Nations system are invited to indicate to the Secretariat (Ms. Federica Pietracci, pietracci@un.org) two partnership dialogues in which to have a speaking slot, including order of preference, name, title and level of participation. Priority will be given to those who will present voluntary commitments that have been registered in the Registry. Deadline 19 May 2017.
  • Representatives of major groups and other relevant actors accredited to the Conference should indicate their interest to have a speaking slot of two partnership dialogues, including order of preference, name, title and level of participation through the following link: Stakeholder Engagement. Priority will be given to those who will present voluntary commitments that have been registered in the Registry. Deadline 24 April 2017.
  • The list of participants envisaged to speak in each partnership dialogue will be made available prior to the Conference.

Outcome

  • The co-chairs' of the partnership dialogues will prepare summaries, which will be presented at the closing plenary meeting and included in the final report of the Conference.
  • A list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14, announced at the Conference, including in the partnership dialogues, and registered in the Registry, will be included in the report of the Conference.

The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments

  • When presenting a pre-registered voluntary commitment during an intervention, the speaker should convey the “reference number” (for example: #OceanAction060517) to the Secretariat ahead of time. The related page of the Registry will then be projected on the screen above the podium during the intervention.
  • The Registry, including the registration form, is available at: The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments
About
Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

The high-level 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 will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference.

The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all.

The Conference shall:

  • Identify ways and means to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14;
  • Build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Share the experiences gained at the national, regional and international levels in the implementation of Goal 14;
  • Contribute to the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by providing an input to the high-level political forum on sustainable development, in accordance with resolutions 67/290 of 9 July 2013, 70/1 of 25 September 2015 and 70/299 of 29 July 2016, on the implementation of Goal 14, including on opportunities to strengthen progress in the future;

The Conference shall comprise plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day.

The Conference shall adopt by consensus a concise, focused, intergovernmentally agreed declaration in the form of a "Call for Action" to support the implementation of Goal 14 and a report containing the co-chairs' summaries of the partnership dialogues, as well as a list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14, to be announced at the Conference.

The President of the General Assembly will convene a two-day preparatory meeting, on 15-16 February 2017, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, to be chaired by H.E. Mr. Alvaro Mendonya Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN, and H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN, the two co-facilitators, with a view to considering the themes for the partnership dialogues and elements for a "Call for Action".

Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is the Secretary-General of the Conference. Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel is the special advisor to the Presidents of the Conference on oceans and legal matters.

Side Events

Side events sponsored by Member States, UN system and other Inter-Governmental Organizations as well as Major Groups and other stakeholders, will be organized at the UN Headquarters in New York in the margins of the official meetings of the Ocean Conference and its Preparatory Meeting to allow space for sharing experiences and provide alternative opportunities for dialogue. The side events will be coordinated and managed by the Conference Secretariat.

Side Events during the Preparatory Meeting

Side events took place from 14 to 16 February 2017 at UN Headquarters. Please click here for the programme of side events which were held during the Preparatory Meeting.

Side events during the Conference

Side events will be organized from 5 to 9 June 2017 in the margins of the official meetings. Please note that the deadline for proposed side events was 31 March 2017 and we do not accept new proposals.

For the preliminary programme of side events please click here.

Please click here for the guidelines for organizers of side events.

Outcomes

The Ocean Conference shall adopt:

  • "Call for Action" - A concise, focused, intergovernmentally agreed declaration by consensus. The deliberations will start in the preparatory meeting in February 2017. A draft will be presented by the co-facilitators no later than March 2017, with consultations to be concluded by May 2017
  • A report containing the co-chairs’ summaries of the partnership dialogues. The partnership dialogues will be multi-stakeholder and interactive. They will aim on strengthening cooperation, scaling up and replicating existing successful initiatives and launching concrete and new partnerships that will advance the implementation of SDG 14. Themes to be determined at preparatory meeting in February 2017
  • A list of voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14 to be announced at the Conference
List of Participants to the Conference

For the compilation of the List of Participants to the Conference, representatives of States participating in the Conference, the European Union, intergovernmental organizations and other entities with an office in New York, and specialized agencies and related organizations are kindly requested to communicate the composition of their delegations to the Secretariat starting from 30 May 2017.

Please be informed that the composition of delegation for the Conference should be submitted via the e-deleGATE electronic portal (https://delegate.un.int). Access to the Conference e-List of Participants will automatically be granted to users that already have access to the Protocol eAccreditation system and the General Assembly plenary e-speakers portal. Please be advised that the Conference e-List of Participants portal will be available from 30 May 2017 until 23 June 2017.

Additional questions regarding the Conference e-List of Participants should be directed to the Secretariat (Mr. Jonas von Freiesleben (e-mail freiesleben@un.org).

Representatives of intergovernmental organizations accredited to the Conference without an office in New York, associate members of regional commissions and United Nations organs are kindly requested to communicate the composition of their delegations to the Secretariat (Ms. Lourdes Quiogue (e-mail quiogue@un.org)).

Registration
Participation

Governmental and non-governmental stakeholders planning to participate in the Conference must be accredited to the United Nations for registering to this process.

The following participants may attend or be represented: States Members of the United Nations, members of specialized agencies and parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; intergovernmental organizations; associate members of regional commissions; United Nations system; non-governmental organizations and major groups as well as other relevant stakeholders; and Media.

States Members
Registration to the Conference (5-9 June 2017) (UNHQ, New York, USA):

Government officials, through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, should notify the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service of their participation in the Conference. A letter signed by the head of chancery or an authorizing official with an official seal containing the names and functional titles of the delegation should be addressed to:

Mr. Peter Van Laere
Chief of Protocol
UN Protocol and Liaison Service
Att. Ms. Wai Tak Chua
Room S-0201
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Fax + 1 (212) 963 1921
Email: unprotocol@un.org

United Nations grounds pass

To obtain UN grounds pass, permanent missions in New York may submit their requests via the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” at http://delegate.un.int. Information regarding the “eAccreditation” system can be found at http://www.un.int/protocol.

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Monday, 29 May 2017

Intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and other entities
Registration to the preparatory meeting and the Conference

The Conference will be open to participation by the following accredited IGOs:

  • Those with observer status with the General Assembly
  • Those that were previously accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
  • Those that were accredited to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
  • Those that were previously accredited to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (Samoa)
  • Those that were previously accredited to the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (Mauritius)
  • Those that were previously accredited to Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (Barbados)

Please click here to download a complete list of the IGOs that can participate in the Ocean Conference.

IGOs and entities already accredited

(A) United Nations accredited IGOs and entities with an office in New York may follow the same procedure for member States via the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” at http://delegate.un.int. They should also notify the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service of their participation in the Conference. A letter signed by the head of the organization with an official seal containing the names and functional titles of the delegation should be sent to the Protocol and Liaison Service mentioned above.

(B) United Nations accredited IGOs and entities away from New York and already enrolled in the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” may follow the same procedure specified in (A) above.

(C) United Nations accredited IGOs without an office in New York should follow the procedure below:

  1. Submit a letter to the Chief of Protocol, stamped/sealed and signed by the head of the organization, with the names and functional titles of the delegation attending the meeting. In addition, the letter must include a name and an email address of the focal point of the organization handling the request. A copy of this letter should also be sent to the General Assembly Affairs Branch/ Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (Secretariat of the Conference, Att. Ms. Radhika Ochalik, email: ochalik@un.org).
  2. Attach an SG.6 form for each member of the delegation; (the SG.6 form can be found at http://www.un.int/protocol, under “Registration Process → Forms”)
  3. Send both (i) and (ii) to the Protocol and Liaison Service at Room S-0201, by fax to 1-212-963-1921 or by email to unprotocol@un.org.

The focal point will be notified of the accreditation approval(s) via email. The email is the actual approval notification, a hard copy of which must be presented together with a valid passport or government photo ID to the United Nations Pass and ID unit for the issuance of a UN grounds pass. The focal point must ensure that copies of the approval notifications be given to the participants before leaving for New York.

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Monday, 29 May 2017

Non-accredited IGOs

Other IGOs interested in obtaining an ad hoc accreditation for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (5 to 9 June 2017) can submit an application addressed to the President of the General Assembly.

Interested IGOs are invited to send a letter from the head of the organization on official letterhead (with the original signature) addressed to the President of the General Assembly requesting for ad hoc accreditation to the Conference and describing the work of the organization related to the Conference objectives; provide copies of the organization’s establishing agreement (a formal treaty or other legal instrument); provide information on the membership of the organization; and submit the latest annual report.

Upon review of the applications by the Secretariat, the applications will be forwarded to the General Assembly for its consideration.

The letter addressed to the President of the General Assembly can be sent to:

Secretariat of the Conference
Ms. Radhika Ochalik
Email: ochalik[at]un.org

Kindly note that the deadline for ad hoc/special accreditation of IGOs closed on 15 May 2017. No applications can be accepted at this time.

Only after the approval by the General Assembly, the representatives of the newly accredited IGO will be issued a UN-ID Pass in accordance with the same procedures highlighted in para (C) for IGOs without an office in New York.

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Associate members of the regional commissions

Representatives of associate members of regional commissions (American Samoa, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Curaçao, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Guam, Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands) are required to follow the same accreditation procedure highlighted in para (C) for IGOs without an office in New York, for issuance of UN-ID.

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Monday, 29 May 2017

United Nations system:

Registration to the preparatory meeting and the Conference

Specialised agencies and related organisations: The registration of the representative of the Specialised agencies and related organizations of the UN system (ILO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, UPU, ITU, WMO, IMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, IAEA, WTO, UNWTO, CTBTO, ICC, OPCW, ISA, ITLOS and IOM) follows the same procedures as for states and IGOs and other entities with observer status with the General Assembly for both the preparatory meeting and the Conference (UNHQ, New York, USA).

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Monday, 29 May 2017

United Nations funds, programmes, regional commissions and other entities (UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNISDR, UNITAR, UNODC, UNOPS, UNRWA, UNU, UN-WOMEN,WFP, ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, CBD, UNCCD)

Registration to the preparatory meeting and the Conference (UNHQ, New York, USA) will require a formal letter signed by entity’s Principal or designated official listing the member(s) of the delegation to be sent to:

Division for Sustainable Development/UNDESA
Ms. Federica Pietracci
Email: pietracci[at]un.org

A copy should also be sent to:
General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division/DGACM
Secretariat of the Conference
Ms. Radhika Ochalik
Email: ochalik[at]un.org

Deadline for registration to the Conference: Monday, 29 May 2017

NGOs and other Major Groups organisations

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Media accreditation and services:

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press: print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization.

Missions in New York may submit requests for media accreditation, including for official photo and video, via the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” at http://delegate.un.int (please select Media from the Capacity pull down menu).

Media members wishing to apply on their own for accreditation should follow the instructions at http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml

Photographers and camera operators will be escorted to various conference rooms from the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit's office, S-250.

Questions on media accreditation should be referred to malu@un.org or 212-963-6934

Venue

The Ocean Conference will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The United Nations Visitors Entrance is at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017. The United Nations Headquarters is located in the heart of New York City on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street.

United Nations location map at 42nd street and 1st ave

We would like to encourage all participants to use reusable bottles. Please click here to download a map of the UN building which includes Conference Rooms, bathrooms, water fountains and other facilities. All entrances, public restrooms, routes and exits are wheelchair accessible.

Q & A
VISION FOR WAY AHEAD

The high-level 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, aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all, including Member States and the broader community. Towards achieving this objective, the Ocean Conference calls for the engagement of all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, civil society, mayors, children, youth and others who will utilize this momentum to galvanize action-oriented partnerships at all levels – local, national and global - that provide lasting and long term solutions.

BACKGROUND & BASICS
  • Date and venue: 5-9 June 2017, New York, UN Headquarters. To be kick-started by World Environment Day (5 June) & integrate World Oceans Day celebration (8 June).
  • Theme: “Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14”
  • Key objective: Support the implementation of SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Format: 8 plenary meetings, 7 partnership dialogues, and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day.
  • Presidents of the Conference: Fiji and Sweden
  • Secretary-General of the Conference: Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations
  • Special advisor to the Presidents of the Conference on oceans and legal matters: Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel
  • Co-facilitators of the preparatory process: H.E. Mr. Álvaro Mendonçae Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations
  • Preparatory meeting: 15 - 16 February 2017, New York, UN Headquarters, stakeholders are welcome as observers
OUTCOMES
  • Political outcome: Call for Action - A concise, focused, intergovernmentally agreed declaration. The deliberations will start in the preparatory meeting in February 2017. A draft will be presented by the co-facilitators no later than March 2017, with consultations to be concluded by May 2017
  • Co-chairs’ summaries of the partnership dialogues: The partnership dialogues will be multi-stakeholder and interactive. They will aim on strengthening cooperation, scaling up and replicating existing successful initiatives and launching concrete and new partnerships that will advance the implementation of SDG14. Themes to be determined at preparatory meeting in February
  • Voluntary Commitments: Voluntary commitments for the implementation of SDG 14 will be announced at the Conference and online in advance of the Conference
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Raising Awareness: The Conference provides significant potential to raise awareness on the importance of the Ocean and implementing SDG14. Meaningful events that complement the Conference that enhance global attention and action are encouraged, including side events in the margins of the Conference and the preparatory meeting, media and social media engagement, such as the SDG media zone or press conferences and exhibitions at the United Nations during the conference.
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