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High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

UN conference has heightened awareness of ocean issues: GA president

Peter Thomson  (left). UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A UN conference held this week has raised the bar on global awareness about the state of the planet's oceans. That's the assessment of General Assembly president Peter Thomson, speaking to journalists in…

9 Jun 2017 / Listen /

First-ever Oceans Advocate makes a splash in NY

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The new Oceans Advocate, globally-acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, learned how to swim before he could walk. Cody took…

9 Jun 2017 / Listen /

On patrol with the group protecting turtles in Trinidad and Tobago

Esther Vidale of Nature Seekers with a leatherback turtle who has just laid her eggs on Matura Beach in Trinidad and Tobago.  Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Conserving marine resources takes centre stage this week at the first-ever Ocean Conference being held at UN Headquarters in…

9 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Lack of ocean science could threaten planet's wellbeing: UNESCO

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The lack of scientific data on the oceans is a key missed opportunity for development and a potential threat…

8 Jun 2017 / Listen /
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