The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, continues through to 2030, providing an opportunity for nations to work together to generate the scientific expertise needed to keep ocean life safe, and the seas sustainable.
Reminding us that currently the ocean is ailing, and needs better science and data to be successfully managed, the Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Vladimir Ryabinin, spoke to UN News about the scientists’ dream of managing the ocean in a way that will help us all live longer and healthier lives.
Mr. Ryabinin sat down with UN News’s Ana Carmo at UN Headquarters in New York, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
Our oceans are unexplored, misunderstood and under threat; that’s the message for World Oceans Day – on Monday 8 June – from the world’s fastest yachtswoman, Dona Bertarelli.
In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Ms. Bertarelli explains how she hopes to draw on her close bond with the high seas – and her new appointment as Special Adviser for the Blue Economy for the United Nations trade and development body, UNCTAD – to help protect marine life for the good of everyone on this planet.
When it comes to ending illegal and unregulated fishing, it’s all about “respecting the Ocean, so that the Ocean can give us more”. That’s the verdict of Matthew Camilleri, a Senior Fishery Officer at the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO), speaking out against IUU fishing, as World Oceans Day was marked on Friday.