UN Decade of Ocean Science

1st Global Planning Meeting in preparation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Over a year after the proclamation of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) by the United Nations General Assembly, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission is organizing a 1st Global Planning Meeting to determine actions, developing research strategies, and identify priorities and new partnerships to meet the sustainable development objectives of the Decade.

Some 200 experts, opinion leaders, champions and stakeholders across policy, academia, civil society and the private sector will gather to co-design innovative programmes and tools, mobilize investments, and foster public-private partnerships to support ocean science on a global scale and deliver by 2030 the ocean we need for the future we want.

The meeting is hosted by the National Museum of Denmark, the country’s leading institution in marine archaeology and cultural heritage research. The Museum is committed to supporting the UN’s 2030 Agenda, and specifically the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, through research on the interactions between society, culture and nature.

With the participation of:

  • E. Tommy Ahlers, Minister for Science, Technology, Information and Higher Education of Denmark
  • E. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

 Journalists will be invited to take part in the opening ceremony, and should feel free to reach out to high level guests and experts for interviews or sourcing of background information. 

Contact: Vinicius Lindoso, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission