UN – High-Level Debate on the Ocean

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.

To know more about the event.

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.