(2-6 June 2020) - 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Develo


2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Convened by the United Nations and hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, the “2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” will be held from 2-6 June 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. The overarching theme of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference is “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions” (Source : 1 According to A/RES/73/292) .

A preparatory meeting is scheduled to be held on 4-5 February 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Permanent Representatives of Denmark and Palau have been appointed as cofacilitators to oversee the preparatory process and intergovernmental consultations for the 2020 UN Conference declaration. The declaration shall be brief, concise, action-oriented and intergovernmentally agreed and focus on, and highlight, the science-based and innovative areas of action to support the implementation of Goal 14. The 2020 UN Ocean Conference will involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, other interested international bodies, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of SDG 14.

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On behalf of United Nations

//UN WATER

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