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Ocean Protection Educational Initiatives and Advocacy
by MY World Mexico (Partnership)
MY World Mexico is a national network of citizens and organizations working at a local, national and international levels for the Implementation, monitoring, financing and socialization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Mexico. Since 2016, MY World Mexico has operated throughout Mexico, collecting over 30,000 MY World 2030 surveys and impacting in Mexico's National Voluntary Review during the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the ECOSOC Youth Forum and the Commission for Social Development.

The survey results showed that Mexicans position SDG 14 on Life Below Water as the least important priority for the next 15 years, which calls for immediate action to showcase the importance of preserving our oceans, rivers and lakes clean and out of danger. MY World Mexico works under a methodology of indicators which focuses on voluntary action, advocacy and implementation mechanisms to ensure the SDGs are successfully achieved.

This methodology includes over 70 actions focused on the indicators of SDG 14. 1. Educational actions. 2. Coastal cleaning actions. 3. Data collecting processes. As the results of MY World Mexico showed in 2016, there is an urgent need for collective efforts, which is why our multidisciplinary and diverse team will lead these actions from January 2016 to December 2017.
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
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
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
  • No take marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
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
50,000 MY World 2030 surveys which collect data on SDG 14.
87 Educational Actions (conferences, workshops and forums) on SDG 14.
25 Actions on Coast Cleaning in Mexico.
In-kind contribution
150 educational materials on SDG 14.
Staff / Technical expertise
30 institutions and 100 volunteers.
Financing (in USD)
3,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Ateneo Nacional de la Juventud, A.C.; Corporativa de Fundaciones, A.C.; CISV México, A.C.; El Tentero S.C.;Asociación Mexicana de Ex-participantes del Barco Mundial de la Juventud, A.C.; Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar, A.C.; Comunidad Consciente México, A.C.; Servicios de Ideas Creativas para el Desarrollo de Organizaciones, A.C.; Share your K-in, S.C.; Envejeciendo Juntos, A.C.; Corona, Rivera, Velázquez & Co.;EDUcación Cibernética, Automotriz, Robótica y Electrónica, A.C.; Ecologízate al 100, A.C.; Fundación Merced Querétaro, A.C.; Grameen de la Frontera, A.C.; Jóvenes Libres por Sonora A.C.; Somos + Decididos, A.C.;Sustentabilidad Urbana Ideas Que Transforman, A.C.; Centro de Estudios Superiores de Veracruz; Fundación del Empresariado Yucateco, A.C.; Red Mexicana de Jóvenes por el Ambiente; Red Alianza para la Conservación Biológica e Identidad Cultural; Movimiento Unido por la Infancia en México; Colegio de Bachilleres de Chiapas; Red Nacional de Estudiantes de Sociología México; Consejo Consultivo Municipal de Jóvenes de Oaxaca; Colectivo Colibrí; Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco; Voluntarios ONU México.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
- Citizens. - Civil Society Organizations. - Academia. - Private Sector. - Social Movements.
Contact information
Karol Alejandra Arambula Carrillo, Head of Operations, karol@myworldmexico.org, +52 3314864314
Mexico City, Mexico
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