Ocean Conference to see action on sea pollution, fish stock depletion

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Peter Thomson. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Tackling challenges such as marine pollution and dwindling fish stocks will top the global agenda next week when Heads of State, civil society representatives and the private sector convene at UN Headquarters to spur action to improve the state of the world's oceans.

The first-ever Ocean Conference focuses on the targets outlined in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, which highlights the need to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources to benefit present and future generations.

Peter Thomson is president of the UN General Assembly which brings together all 193 Member States of the global body.

He sat down with Joshua Mmali to preview what's at stake and to explain now is the time to take action on SDG 14.

Duration: 4'58″

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