Following the launch of UNDP's Ocean Promise at the UN Noon Briefing on the 28th of June, the SDGs Media Zone panel discussion on the 29th of June, will explain the vision of UNDP's Ocean Promise, goal and targets within a time frame- A global blue economy that sustainably utilizes ocean resources for inclusive and sustainable economic development.
The overall goal of Ocean Promise is that, by 2030, 100 coastal countries (including all SIDS) realize the maximum potential of their blue economies through sustainable, low emission and climate resilient ocean use that grows economies, creates jobs and livelihoods, improves food security and reduces poverty, inequity and gender inequality.
Usha Rao Monari, UNDP Associate Administrator
Andrew Hudson, Head of Water and Ocean Governance, UNDP
Host: Minna Epps, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme
The SDG Media Zone at the UN Ocean Conference takes place from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Hosted by the United Nations and in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation and media partners, the SDG Media Zone aims to take the conversation on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse. Through a live format of interviews and panel discussions, the SDG Media Zone at the Conference will bring together UN principals, influencers, and industry leaders to talk about innovative solutions and initiatives that address the challenges that the ocean is now facing.