December 31, 2016
In-depth Analysis of Ocean Conference Voluntary Commitments to Support and Monitor their Implementation
Publisher: Division for Sustainable Development United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Authors: Marjo Vierros, Roberto Buonomo
The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of SustainableDevelopment Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources forsustainable development was convened at United Nations Headquarters from 5 to 9 June 2017. TheConference devoted special attention to the health of our oceans and seas and advanceimplementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14) 14. As part of the outcomes of theConference, stakeholders registered voluntary commitments for implementation of SDG 14. Theregistration of these commitments continues, and to date 1406 of them have been registered byGovernments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international andregional financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations,academic and research institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropicorganizations and other actors - individually or in partnership. This document provides an analysisof the voluntary commitments to date.