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News and Updates - oceans


Conference Calendar highlights: 



6 June 2017 - 3 to 6 PM ( New York time)


7 June 2017. 10:00 AM to 1 PM ( New York time)

8 June 2017. 3 to 6 PM


9 June 2017. 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Video - Trinidad and Tobago empowering the local community.

produced by United Nations Department of Public Information 2017.

  • SDG 14 - life below water

    By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

    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

    Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

    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

    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

    see the rest of targets and learn more

  • Caribbean Environment Programme

    he Cartagena Convention is the first and only UN Environment established the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) in 1981 as one of its Regional Seas Programmes in recognition of the importance and value of the Wider Caribbean Region’s fragile and vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems including endemic plants and animals.

    Countries of the region then adopted an Action Plan also in 1981 that led to the development and adoption of the Cartagena Convention on 24 March 1983. regionally binding treaty of its kind.

    It promotes the protection and development of the marine environment of the Region and provides the legal framework for the Caribbean Environment Programme.  

    It is supported by three technical agreements or protocols on oil spills, specially protected areas and wildlife and land-based sources of marine pollution.

    learn more about CEP


  • Voluntary commitments at a glance



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