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World Bank Group Strategy and Sustainable Development Goal 14
by World Bank Group (United Nations entity)
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.
Progress reports
14.1
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
14.2
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
14.4
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
14.5
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
14.7
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
Type of commitment
14.a
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
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
14.c
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
12/2030
End extreme poverty by reducing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to 3 percent
12/2030
Promote shared prosperity by fostering income growth for the bottom 40 percent of the population in every developing country
Other, please specify
Investments as per client requests
Staff / Technical expertise
Knowledge and convening services
Basic information
Time-frame: 06/2017 - 12/2030
Partners
Country governments, development partners, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Xavier Vincent , Global Lead for Fisheries and Blue Economy, xvincent@worldbank.org,
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