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6th Plenary - 2022 UN Ocean Conference

6th Plenary - 2022 UN Ocean Conference
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03:10:48
Summary
6th Plenary
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Humanity has been waging a war against nature and the world's ocean — the lungs of our planet and the main source of food for more than a billion people — is now facing a multidimensional crisis driven by climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution.

The UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 27 June to 1 July 2022, co-organized by the Governments of Portugal and Kenya, is expected to deliver science-driven innovations and solutions to respond to this environmental emergency.

With the expected participation of over 5000 ocean advocates, including world leaders, entrepreneurs, youth, influencers and scientists, the Conference will ignite fresh impetus for advancing Sustainable Development Goal 14 – at the heart of global action to protect life under water. Concrete measures will be adopted to build ocean resilience and more sustainable communities, underpinned by a new wave of commitments — following the over 1,300 commitments made at the 2017 Ocean Conference — to restore the ocean's health.

Speakers: 

  • Bulgaria - His Excellency Borislav Sandov, Deputy Prime Minister for Climate Policies and Minister of Environment and Water of Bulgaria
  • Costa Rica - His Excellency Arnoldo André, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
  • Finland - His Excellency Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
  • Dominican Republic - José Ramón Reyes, Vice-Minister of Coastal Resources, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Nigeria - Her Excellency Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment of Nigeria
  • Yemen - Mr. Talal Aljamali , Counsellor at the Mission of Yemen to the United Nations
  • Cambodia - His Excellency Sophann Ket, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of Cambodia to France and Portugal
  • Nauru - Her Excellency Margo Deiye, Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations
  • Armenia - His Excellency Garen Nazaryan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Portuguese Republic
  • Cook Islands - Ms. Teuru Passfield, GEF SGP National Coordinator
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Ms. Asha Desuza, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations
  • Côte d'Ivoire - Her Excellency Annick Capet Bakou Ambassador to Portugal
  • Camaroon Mr. Mezang Akamba - First Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Cameroon to the United Nations
  • Haiti - His Excellency Antonio Rodrigue Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations
  • Viet Nam - His Excellency Pham Quang Hieu (TBC), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam TBC
  • Pacific Islands Forum - Mr. Valiame Wilikilagi, Senior Policiy Advisor
  • Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization - Ebru Barutçu Gökdenizler, First Deputy Secretary General
  • Commonwealth - Ms. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General 
  • French Polynesia - His Excellency Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu, Minister of Culture, Environment and Marine Resources of French Polynesia
  • British Virgin Islands - His Excellency Melvin Turnbull, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour
  • Bangladesh - His Excellency Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh
  • International Seabed Authority - Mr. Michael Lodge Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority
  • North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission - Mr. Darius Campbell, Secretary of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - TBC, Distinguished Representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - TBC, Distinguished Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects - Ms. Karen Evans, Member of the Group of Experts of the Regular Process
  • The Nippon Foundation - Mr. Mitsuyuki Unno Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation 
  • The International Science Council - TBC, Distinguished Representative of The International Science Council
  • Comunidad y Biodiversidad - TBC, Distinguished Representative of The Comunidad y Biodiversidad
  • The Oceano Azul Foundation - José Soares dos Santos, Founder of The Oceano Azul Foundation
  • The United Cities and Local Governments - Mr. Armand Béouindé, Vice-president of The United Cities and Local Governments