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UN Secretary-General warns that the relationship between people and the ocean is under threat

UN Secretary-General warns that the relationship between people and the ocean is under threat

5 June 2017 , New York - The United Nations Secretary-General , António Guterres warned the assembly at the opening of the Ocean Conference that the special realtionship between people and the ocean that brings many benefits is now under threat like never before. He attributed this threat to the negative human activity on the planet's oceans. He also added that all of it can be prevented and reversed with coordinated, decisive action. 

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 “Oceans are a testing ground for the principle of multilateralism,” . “The health of our oceans and seas requires us to put aside short-term national gain, to avoid long-term global catastrophe.”

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Wold leaders, civil society, business and adademia assembled at the UN headquarters in New York city to engage in dialogue on the issues impacting on the oceans including climate change and the sustainable way forward. It is expected that the oucome of this conference will be a global call to action document. Read the full details of this in the press release. ( see below)

 

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