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The Ocean Conference

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Through the Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda, the countries of the world have committed to creating sustainable development for future generations. Sweden and Fiji have jointly taken the initiative for a United Nations conference to support efforts to save the world’s oceans and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on oceans, seas and marine resources – Goal 14 of the UN 2030 Agenda. The UN conference will give impetus to the implementation of Goal 14 and enable more stakeholders to take responsibility for the future of oceans. The conference will take place in New York on 5–9 June 2017 and will be preceded by several preparatory meetings.

  • The Ocean Conference concluded in New York

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      Concluding session of The Ocean Conference in New York. On stage, from left: Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama from Fiji, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin and Under-Secretary-General Catherine Pollard.

      Photo: Lisa Laskaridis Sarmiento/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin at the World Oceans Day in New York.

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      Celebration of World Oceans Day in the UN General Assembly hall in New York.

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      Crown Princess Victoria attending The Ocean Conference.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Crown Princess Victoria in her role as Sustainable Development Goal Advocate.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Isabella Lövin delivers Sweden’s national statement at the Ocean Conference on 6 June 2017.

      Photo: Nilofar Saidi/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Panel discussion ‘Does the ocean need more science or more action?’ with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog, Sky News correspondent Thomas Moore, President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson, UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim, Prince Albert of Monaco and IOC-UNESCO Chair, Peter Haugan.

      Photo: Kensuke Matsueda

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      Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin welcomes UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the opening reception.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Dress from plastic shoreline trash.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

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      Meeting in the United Nations Security Concil.

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      Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin at the United Nations Security Council on

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      Monaco held a side event - Monaco Explorations - attended by Prince Albert and Adrian Grenier, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme.

      Photo: Elisabeth Winqvist/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

    "I truly believe this conference will constitute the gamechanger we so desperately need. Now the work really begins to save our oceans", said Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin as The Ocean Conference concluded in New York on Friday. The Conference adopted a Call for Action where all 193 Member States agree to a set of measures to reverse the decline of the sea. Over 1 300 voluntary commitments were made in order to to save the world’s oceans.

  • "Every second breath" - film ahead of the Ocean Conference

    Ahead of the Ocean Conference, the MFA released a short film on the importance of the ocean for all life on earth.

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Sweden and Fiji to host UN conference to save the world’s oceans

In connection with World Oceans Day on 8 June, Sweden and Fiji will lead a high-level conference at the United Nations. The conference, the biggest UN event Sweden has been involved in arranging since 1972, will take place in New York on 5–9 June 2017 and will focus on saving the world’s oceans.

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UN and the Ocean Conference

The Ocean Conference is the largest UN event Sweden has been involved in organising since 1972. Practical information from the UN about the Ocean Conference will be published here.

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Isabella Lövin opens The Ocean Conference preparatory meeting in New York

On 15 February 2017, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin opened The Ocean Conference preparatory meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The Ocean Conference will be held on 5–9 June and, in its capacity as co-President together with Fiji, Sweden aims to incentivise stakeholders to form ambitious voluntary commitments to step up work on sustainable oceans, which are crucial to both combating poverty and promoting economic development.

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