Informal Negotiations on an Intergovernmentally Agreed UN Ocean Conference Declaration

Dates: March 18, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Location: New York City, US

In resolution 73/292, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided that the second UN Ocean Conference will adopt, by consensus, a “brief, concise, action-oriented and intergovernmentally agreed declaration,” which is expected to focus on science-based and innovative areas of action to support implementation of SDG 14 as well as to adopt a list of voluntary commitments in support of achieving SDG 14.

The first round of informal consultations towards the intergovernmentally agreed declaration will be held at UN Headquarters in New York, NY, US. A zero draft of the declaration is expected to be circulated at the beginning of March.