The high-level thematic debate on the ocean and Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water was held on 1 June 2021, from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, EDT.
The event was organized by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, with the support of the Governments of Portugal and Kenya – co-hosts of the 2nd UN Ocean Conference, as well as the Special Envoy of the Secretary-Generalon Ocean, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson.
The event was entirely with virtual format. All panels were livestreamed on UN Webcast that can be accessed on: http://webtv.un.org/.
The one-day high-level thematic debate featured four multi-stakeholder panels. Each multi-stakeholder panel addressed progress on relevant targets of SDG14 and the 2030 Agenda more broadly. In addition, the panels enhanced with five, one-minute long transition videos from a variety of stakeholders to share solutions, best practices, lessons learnt, and innovative developments from across all actors in the ocean space.
The event took place from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, EDT.
The full programme here.
This high-level thematic debate will serve as a drumbeat to generate momentum towards the 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in2022.