Peter Thomson, the President of the UN General Assembly, urges everyone - individuals,
groups, organizations or governments - to register their voluntary commitments for the Ocean Conference

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Discussion on the Ocean Conference
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Pictures (1 February 2017)

Informal briefing by the co-facilitators on the preparations for the preparatory meeting for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Presentation of the Secretary-General’s background note for the preparatory process of the UN Conference to support the implementation of SDG 14


Informal briefing by the President of the General Assembly on the Oceans Conference (13 December 2016)

The Ocean Conference announced at COP 22 of UNFCCC
Pictures of the Press Conference at COP22 in Marrakech

H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji

H.E. Ms. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate of Sweden, and Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

[15 November 2016] Press Conference in Marrakech