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FAO at the Ocean Conference SDG 14 The Ocean Conference

The high-level United Nations Ocean Conference will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day.

The theme of the conference is partnering for the implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

FAO has a key role to play considering the Organization’s work on the sustainable use of marine resources and considering that FAO is also supporting countries in developing and implementing the Blue Growth agenda aimed at eliminating harmful fishing practices and overfishing and instead incentivize approaches with promote growth, improve conservation, build sustainable and end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

FAO's work in marine resources

Port State Measures

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Blue Growth

Sustainably unlocking the potential of seas and oceans. See also Blue Growth Blog

Key Documents

Achieving Blue Growth through Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, more commonly known as the Rio Summit ....

FAO working for SDG 14

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