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United Nations Begins A Much Needed Conservation Treaty For The High Seas

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United Nations Begins A Much Needed Conservation Treaty For The High Seas

Source: National Geographic/Stephen Leahy - December 25, 2017

The nations of the world have launched a historic two-year process to create the first-ever international treaty to protect life in the high seas.

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The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

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The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - December 7, 2017

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned.
Lisa Svensson said governments, firms more…

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

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How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Source: The TerraMar Project - September 13, 2017

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. I come from Dalyellup in Western Australia. We are lucky to live right on more…

The United Nations and the Ocean

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The United Nations and the Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - February 7, 2017

On February 13th and 14th Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will be in New York City to moderate a United Nations Inter-Parliamentary more…

Obama Calls for New Global Business Model to Combat Climate Change During Final UN Address

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Obama Calls for New Global Business Model to Combat Climate Change During Final UN Address

Source: Business Insider/Jeremy Berke - September 22, 2016

Obama gave his final address to the United Nations on Tuesday, where he discussed how investing in new technologies can help combat climate change, among other issues.

He more…

Small Island Nations With Big Ocean Visions

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Small Island Nations With Big Ocean Visions

Source: The Huffington Post/Marlene Moses - September 8, 2016

Over the next two weeks I will be representing the world’s smallest nation, the Republic of Nauru, at a meeting at the United Nations aimed more…

UNESCO Considers Ways to Apply World Heritage Convention to the Open Ocean

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UNESCO Considers Ways to Apply World Heritage Convention to the Open Ocean

Source: UN News Centre - August 4, 2016

A United Nations-backed report launched this week explores the different ways the international treaty governing the inscription of world heritage sites may one day apply to more…

Climate Change Is Threatening the Statue of Liberty

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Climate Change Is Threatening the Statue of Liberty

Source: CNBC/Anmar Frangoul - May 27, 2016

Climate change is "fast becoming one of the most significant risks for world heritage sites worldwide" according to a new report from UNESCO, the United more…

International Effort to Protect the High Seas Receives NGO Praise

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International Effort to Protect the High Seas Receives NGO Praise

Source: FIS World News - April 13, 2016

The first United Nations Preparatory Committee (UN PrepCom) aimed at forging an agreement to determine how nations move forward to protect the high seas has concluded on more…

World Ocean Assessment, Part 3

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World Ocean Assessment, Part 3

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - March 9, 2016

In this third of four episodes dedicated to outlining the complexities contained in the United Nations World Ocean Assessment, host Peter Neill explores more…