2020 UN Ocean Conference postponedPortugal and Kenya, as Co-Hosts of the UN Ocean Conference, are planning to postpone the 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference to a later date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on this will be made available as soon as possible. More information can be found on the UN Ocean Conference website.
A standard for healthy and productive ocean
As described in Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water, there is an urgent need to protect and restore the health of the ocean, which is rapidly deteriorating due to increasing temperatures, acidification, depletion of natural resources and pollution from land and sea. Businesses have a shared responsibility, alongside Government and civil society, to take necessary actions to secure a healthy ocean.
These Sustainable Ocean Principles, produced in consultation with over 300 stakeholders, provide a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographies. They build upon and supplement the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.