The world has one ocean and its health is critical. Despite its crucial role in contributing to poverty eradication, global food security, human health, economic development and curbing climate change, our ocean is increasingly threatened, degraded or destroyed by human activities, reducing their ability to provide crucial support to our ecosystem.
The Ocean Conference, the first United Nations conference of its kind on the issue, presents a unique and invaluable opportunity for the world, including for UN Member States and System, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the private sector, media and the general public, to mobilize action to reverse the precipitous decline of the health of the oceans and seas with concrete solutions.
How Business Can Engage
- Register a Voluntary Commitment
- Engage in the conference. See here for a list of business-relevant events.
- Watch The Ocean Conference Live on UN Web TV
- Follow The Ocean Conference on twitter with #SaveOurOcean and through the SDG Media Zone.
- Learn about the UN Global Compact's Blueprint for SDG Leadership
- Attend the Ocean Business Community side event: Partnering for the implementation of SDG 14