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We commit to education youth worldwide on SDG 14 and ocean conservation
by 10 by 2020 (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
We pledge to continue education youth and young professionals on SDG 14 and ways they can make a difference in their community. We pledge to have the month of June be Oceans month, where we will ask our members to take a pledge to change their actions in some way to better help the planet. We will continue to provide factual, relevant information on the state of our oceans, and work with our community to bring ocean conservation to the forefront of political and social action.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Education
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
June of Oceans
Blog Posts about Ocean Conference
Other, please specify
Basic information
Time-frame: 04/2017 - 08/2017
10 by 2020 (NGO), Millennium Campus Network (Partnership), UNMGCY (Major Group), School of Marine Sciences @ Maine-Orono (Scientific Community), Youth Assembly at UN (UN entity)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
United Kingdom
United States of America
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Emily Nocito, Miss, emily.nocito@maine.edu,
Orono, USA
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