Common Oceans - A partnership for sustainability and biodiversity in the ABNJ


Partnership is essential to achieve the Common Oceans Program’s objectives and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Common Oceans Program is a global partnership funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Led by FAO, the Program brings together the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as regional fisheries management organizations, national governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

By working together, the partnership will maximize its impact and keep the oceans healthy through sustainable management of marine resources and biodiversity conservation in the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).