In line with the World Bank Group (WBG) Strategy, the WBG commits itself to:
- end extreme poverty by reducing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to 3 percent and
- promote shared prosperity by fostering income growth for the bottom 40 percent of the population in every developing country.
The objective is to achieve these twin goals by 2030 and in a sustainable manner.
The WBG is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
In this context, the WBG is committed to use its investment work, knowledge and convening services to support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
We look forward to continue working in partnership with country governments, development partners, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders to achieve these goals.
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
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
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
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
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
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
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
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