One Ocean Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address high-level segment of “One Ocean Summit” on February 11, 2022, through a video message.

Key Facts

  • The summit will also be addressed by several other heads of states and governments from the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Canada.
  • PM Modi will address the Summit at around 2:30 pm.
  • The summit will be an opportunity for gathering political leaders and all stakeholders to make a decisive contribution with tangible, bold, and actionable initiatives and commitments.
  • It is the first major event, which will take place in first year of the decade dedicated to ocean.
  • Summit will be held in light of French Presidency of the Council of European Union.

Who is organising the summit?

The summit is being organised from February 9 to February 11, 2022 by France, in cooperation with the World Bank and United Nations in Brest.

Objective of the Summit

The One Ocean Summit is being organised with the objective of mobilising international community to take tangible action to support and preserve healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems.

United Nations Ocean Conference

This conference was first held in June 2017 in New York. It sought to mobilize action for conservation and sustainable use of the seas, oceans and marine resources. It was organised with the theme of “Our oceans, our future: partnering for implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14”. The conference was hosted by Governments of Fiji and Sweden.

SDG 14

SDG 14 aims to manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems.

Decade of Ocean Science

United Nations has designated the decade between 2021 and 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’, in a bid to restore declining marine life and raise awareness.

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