Report of the First Global Planning Meeting on the UN Decade is available to read!

Published: Thursday, 25 July 2019

First Global Planning Meeting Summary Report

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO released the Summary Report of the First Global Planning Meeting for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to focus international efforts at the science-policy interface to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and to improve conditions for sustainable development of the ocean.

The Decade will generate the scientific knowledge, underpinning infrastructures and partnerships needed to inform policies in support of all sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Ocean leaders came together for the first Global Planning Meeting for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 13-15 May 2019. Over the three days of meetings, working groups identified scientific knowledge gaps and research priorities for the 6 societal goals of the Decade. More information about the First Global Planning Meeting is available here:

The outputs of the First Global Planning Meeting for the Decade will inform the preparation phase of the Decade and the development of the implementation and resource mobilization plan. The paper also summarizes the priority issues for programme development expressed by the participants, knowledge gaps in how to address the societal goals, and recommended activities for the way forward.

A full report of the meeting is available here:

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