The Government of the Republic of Indonesia hosted the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Bali on 29 and 30 October 2018. Our Ocean Conference focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around 18 billion dollars (USD) and 12.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. Our Ocean Conference 2018 will demonstrate significant progress on past commitments and inspire new commitments made for the continuation of a more concerted and integrated actions for protecting the oceans.
Our Ocean Conference 2018 invited participants from countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders. Heads of States, Ministers, and champions from various backgrounds were also invited to influence concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans’ health.
Our Ocean, Our Legacy was the theme of this year’s Our Ocean Conference, as it reflects our choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans’ resources and to preserve our ocean’s health, as a heritage presented for our children and grandchildren.
The main objective of Our Ocean Conference was to increase as well as enhance the collaboration and partnership between various ocean stakeholders, which is translated into concrete and actionable commitments.
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