UN / WORLD OCEANS DAY

08-Jun-2023 00:03:30
UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for greater action to protect oceans in his message to mark World Oceans Day. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 08 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

08 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, World Oceans Day opening ceremony performance
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The ocean is the foundation of life. It supplies the air we breathe, and food we eat. It regulates our climate and weather. The ocean is our planet's greatest reservoir of biodiversity. Its resources sustain communities, prosperity, and human health around the world. Humanity counts on the ocean. But can the ocean count on us? We should be the oceans best friends but right now, humanity is its worst enemy.”

24 JANUARY 2023, SÃO VICENTE, CABO VERDE

4. Various shots, ocean and coastline

08 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“This year's World Oceans Day reminds us that the tides are changing. Last year, we adopted an ambitious global target to conserve and manage 70 percent of land and marine and coastal areas by 2030, as well as a landmark agreement on fisheries subsidies. At UN ocean conference in Lisbon the world agreed to push for what positive ocean action. A global legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution is under negotiation. And in March, countries agreed to the historic High Seas Treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.”

24 JANUARY 2023, SÃO VICENTE, CABO VERDE

6. Various shots, turtles off the coast of Cabo Verde
7. Zoom out, man fishing by the shore

08 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Realizing the great promise of these initiatives requires collective commitment. Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the ocean resources, hangs in the balance. This World Oceans Day let's keep pushing for action today and every day. Let's put the ocean first.”
9. Wide shot, presenter introducing Jason Momoa’s video
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Momoa, Actor and Ocean Activist:
“The human induced triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss continues to weigh heavily on the ocean ecosystems and the communities that directly depend on it. If we don't change course. The oceans dire state will continue to apply. Doesn't have to be that way. Through reimagining our relationship with the ocean and working together to better understand prioritize and protect it, we can rebuild a preserve that help the ocean both now for future generations. I'm honored to be joining the United Nations family World Oceans Day. Celebrate how wonderful it is to live our blue planet and underscore the importance of prioritizing the oceans help, our own health.”

26 JUNE 2022, PRAIA DE CARCAVELOS, CASCAIS, LISBON, PORTUGAL

9. Pan left, Jason Momoa arrival at youth ocean event
10. Wide shot, Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson hands Nature’s Baton’ to Momoa
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for greater action to protect oceans in his message to mark World Oceans Day today (8 Jun).

Guterres said, “the ocean is the foundation of life. It supplies the air we breathe and food we eat. It regulates our climate and weather. The ocean is our planet’s greatest reservoir of biodiversity.”

Besides these benefits, the ocean also produces resources that sustain communities, prosperity and health. Worldwide, more than a billion people alone rely on fish as their main source of protein.

The Secretary-General said, “we should be the ocean’s best friend. But right now, humanity is its worst enemy.”

The UN chief said human-induced climate change is heating the planet, disrupting weather patterns and ocean currents, and altering marine ecosystems and the species living there.

Marine biodiversity is also under attack from overfishing, over-exploitation and ocean acidification, fish stocks are being depleted, and coastal waters have been polluted with chemicals, plastics and human wastes.

Guterres said, “this year’s World Oceans Day reminds us that the tides are changing.”

He recalled that last December, countries adopted an ambitious global target to conserve and manage 30 per cent of land, and marine and coastal areas, by the end of the decade.

The past year also saw a landmark agreement on fisheries subsidies, and the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, where the world agreed to push for more positive action.

Negotiations for a global, legally binding treaty to end plastic pollutions are currently underway, and in March, countries agreed the historic High Seas Treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

The Secretary-General said, “realizing the great promise of these initiatives requires collective commitment.”

In a recorded message from New Zealand, actor and ocean activist Jason Momoa said, “the human induced triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss continues to weigh heavily on the ocean ecosystems and the communities that directly depend on it. If we don't change course. The oceans dire state will continue to apply. Doesn't have to be that way. Through reimagining our relationship with the ocean and working together to better understand prioritize and protect it, we can rebuild a preserve that help the ocean both now for future generations. I'm honored to be joining the United Nations family World Oceans Day. Celebrate how wonderful it is to live our blue planet and underscore the importance of prioritizing the oceans help, our own health.”

World Ocean Day is celebrated worldwide on 8 June Every Year.
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