UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website
The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard yesterday at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.
The high-level Oceans Conference aims to get everyone involved in conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 14.
Author: UN News Centre
Publish Date: 17.02.2017