Despite its crucial role in contributing to society, our oceans are increasingly threatened, degraded or destroyed by human activities, reducing their ability to provide crucial support to our ecosystem.


the Ocean conference

The Ocean Conference, was the first United Nations conference on this issue and aimed to present a unique and invaluable opportunity for the world to reverse the precipitous decline of the health of the oceans and seas with concrete solutions.

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Today, pressures on coastal and marine ecosystems continue to increase, as more communities live along coasts, putting an unsustainable strain on coastal resources.
— UN Ocean Conference


Our Role

The Call to Action specifically recognizes the role of young people in the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The formal follow up and review of the process takes place at the HLPF and associated avenues. In addition, the follow up conference in tentatively planned in 2019. The UNMGCY engages in the process through the institutional space coordinated by DESA for the follow up and review activities of the process.



A a member of UNMGCY's Oceans Working Group, you have a chance to contribute to all these deliberations and provide inputs at all stages of work. Opportunities are shared through email servers and communication channels.

Get involved in this working group.

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