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Launch of the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II)
21 Apr 2021 -  The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) is launched on 21 April 2021, ahead of the International Mother Earth Day 2021 (22 April). WOA II is the major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects. It is the newest outcome of the only integrated assessment of the world’s ocean at the global level covering environmental, economic and social aspects.

Speakers:
- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
- Sylvia Earle, President & Chair, Mission Blue
- Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
- Juliette Babb-Riley, Deputy Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the Second Cycle of the Regular Process
- Sanae Chiba, Biological oceanographer, Member of the Group of Experts for the Second Cycle of the Regular Process
- Shafira Charlette, youth representative, Seychelles
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