Read the special letter from Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, inviting business to register their Voluntary Commitments for Implementation of SDG 14
On 5-9 June 2017, the United Nations will convene the high-level Ocean Conference to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The Conference will not only adopt by consensus a concise, focused, inter-governmentally agreed declaration in the form of a “Call for Action” but also deliver a report containing the co-chairs summaries of the partnership dialogues, highlighting voluntary commitments for the implementation of Goal 14.
In this context, voluntary commitments are initiatives undertaken by Governments, the United Nations system, civil society, the scientific community or the private sector - individually or in partnership - that aim to contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. Business and other stakeholders are encouraged to share and register their commitments in the Ocean Conference Registry of Commitments.
Why Register a Voluntary Commitment
By registering your voluntary commitment on SDG 14, your company will be:
- Showcasing the work you are doing that advances ocean sustainability;
- Actively participating a unique UN-led global initiative on the future health of our oceans;
- Demonstrating active engagement to achieve the global goal to protect and improve the health of our oceans.
How to Register a Voluntary Commitment
Registration of voluntary commitments can be done online on the Ocean Conference website here. Submissions may include commitments that have been made since the adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (September 2015). Voluntary commitments will be featured as part of the key outcomes of the Ocean Conference (to be held on 5-9 June 2017 in New York, New York).