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FAO supports new global partnership on oceans



New Global Partnership to Bring Powerful Forces Together for Healthy Oceans

A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to to advance mutually agreed goals for healthy and productive oceans. Underscoring the importance of oceans to the world’s developing economies, the partnership, announced in a keynote speech at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit by World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick, would bring science, advocacy, the private sector, and international public institutions together and build on the excellent work already being done.

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