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The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments remains open for all stakeholders to register their ocean action. We encourage all to stakeholders to register their ocean action to show their commitment to SDG 14.

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All stakeholders with a registered Voluntary Commitment are welcome to share their progress of its implementation on an ongoing basis. Updates will be featured on this page and in the Ocean Action monthly newsletter.

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Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Addressing the anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems, such as marine pollution, overexploitation of marine living resources, coastal degradation, climate change and ocean acidification, and their impacts requires effective cross-sectoral coordination and extensive cooperation among States at global, regional and bilateral levels, including through intergovernmental organizations. International law, as reflected in UNCLOS, provides the strongest basis for such cooperation, and its effective implementation is thus critical to the sustainable development of oceans and their resources.

More than 270 commitments relate to some aspects of implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, either as a standalone topic or as part of a diverse array of ocean management activities.

This Community of Ocean Action aims to support its members in implementing their voluntary commitments related to implementation of international law as reflected in UNCLOS, human rights, gender and social justice by exchanging progress reports, experiences, lessons learned and good practices.

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Naete Barbosa Lima Reis
The environmental education project Pescarte is the result of social organization, which established a measure that, oil and gas companies, in order to be licensed, must comply with a series of measures. Among them, they are required, by the federal environmental agency, IBAMA, to implement environmental education programs and projects. Environmen [more]
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Nicolas Nilusmas
Groupe experts Pour le développement et la protection de faunes marines d’outre-mer
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Clean Sea LIFE - fighting marine litter in Italy
Clean Sea LIFE project, co-financed by the European Union\\\'s LIFE programme, fights marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea with a campaign to raise awareness in citizen, operators and authorities, inspire changes in attitude, encourage co-responsibility and promote good waste management. \\r\\nThe specific objectives are:\\r\\n1. to increase awar [more]
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Creating a vision to guide development of a sustainable ocean future: the Future Seas 2030 initiative
Future Seas develops evidence-informed scenarios of the future by 2030, for each of 12 challenges facing the world’s oceans, and then generates a tangible plan for possible actions at local, regional and global scales to undertake to achieve the 2030 vision most in lin [more]
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Commitment for implementation of Goal 14
As Novice in social media advocate my outmost aim is to Education and propagate the populace to be able to get the understanding of SDGs as a community base leader and advocate. People must must know the dangerous and harmful impact that we contribute to the infiltration of microfiber plastic into the seas, Oceans and rivers. I hope with the suppor [more]
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As the 2020 UN Ocean Conference, to be held in Lisbon in June 2020
\r\nEntitled:\r\n\r\nAWARENESS / MOBILIZATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE FRENCH ISLANDS: 2017 - 2030\r\nCONFERENCES - SYMPOSIUM - INTERNATIONAL FORUMS - ROUND TABLES - SEMINARS, etc ...\r\n\r\nInternational Association for Partnership and Emergence in Africa (AIPEA) and International Association for the Indigent Poor and Assistance (AIPIA) will joint [more]
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Coastal Cleanup and Community Outreach Education for Single-use Plastics
The objective of the Island Coastal Cleanup for 14 l sites in Abu Dhabi is to gather collected trash/data on single use plastics using an app called Clean Abu Dhabi We have identified 14 sites where we would like our stakeholders to organize their cleanup activities and use the app to collect the data .and launch a new mobile application †[more]
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VRIDI
There is currently > 7.3 billion tons of plastic in the Earth System, rising to 40 Bt by 2050. ~10 Mt of plastics reach the oceans every year; 12 Bt are projected to be in landfill by 2050. As these are released, the flux of plastics to surface waters, coastlines and oceans is amplified, with significant environmental, social and economic co [more]
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Protection of the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystem
Through its campaign and public education, parvati.org with its policy will acquire one million signature and 99 treaty signatures for Arctic ocean to be declared international peace park free from human exploitation.
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One Gulf of California (1GC)
Work with Mexican state governments (Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur) and civil society in coastal communities surrounding the Gulf of California to co-create 2 year action plans, with concrete steps -- commitments -- to end marine pollution and ensure sustainable fishing practices in the Gulf of California.\\r\\n\\r\\nThis mo [more]
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Creating awareness and ensuring access to technology through education & community programs
The Foundation is an initiative to promote environmental conservation in general, spread awareness about climate change and empower the coastal communities, youth to take necessary action. The Foundation acts as a facilitator between communities, industry, government agencies, academic & research institutes to achieve its objectives. It has been in [more]
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Ocean University Initiative
Ocean University Initiative has been launched by the University of Brest with the support of local authorities and many of our local and national science partners. Brest/Western part of Brittany hosts the largest concentration of marine research in France and France has put a large investment into concentrating research capacities in this area. T [more]
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