UN Ocean Conference "a dream come true" for Caribbean nations

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Juan Miguel Diez, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn.

A global conference on protecting oceans and marine resources is "a dream come true" for the Caribbean, according to the man who keeps the region informed about UN priorities.

Juan Miguel Diez, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area, said the UN Ocean Conference is especially significant to countries there because they rely on the sea for economic, recreational and other reasons.

Mr Diez and his team are based in Trinidad and Tobago and cover 19 English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries and territories.

Dianne Penn asked him about their work promoting UN objectives such as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 14 on improving ocean health.

Duration: 4'07"

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