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PM MODI ADDRESS ONE OCEAN SUMMIT IN FRANCE THROUGH VIDEO MESSAGE

by Juhi Tripathi

Date & Time: Feb 11, 2022 5:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • It is the first big event of the decade dedicated to the ocean.
  • PM Modi scheduled to speak at the Summit at 2:30 p.m.
  • The first edition of this conference took place in New York in June 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a video message to the high-level segment of the "One Ocean Summit" on February 11, 2022.

Facts to Remember

  • Several other heads of state and government from the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Canada will speak at the meeting.
  • PM Modi was scheduled to speak at the Summit at 2:30 p.m.
  • The summit will provide a platform for political leaders and all stakeholders to come together and make a decisive contribution through tangible, bold, and actionable initiatives and commitments.
  • It is the first big event of the decade dedicated to the ocean, and it will take place in the first year of the decade.
  • The summit will take place during France's presidency of the European Union Council.

Who is in charge of organizing the summit?

The summit was being held in Brest, France, from February 9 to 11, 2022, in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations.

The Summit's Objective

The goal of the One Ocean Summit is to mobilize the worldwide community to take concrete steps to maintain and preserve healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems.

Ocean Conference of the United Nations

The first edition of this conference took place in New York in June 2017. It aimed to galvanize support for conservation and long-term use of the seas, oceans, and marine resources. "Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14" was the theme of the conference. The governments of Fiji and Sweden hosted the meeting.

SDG 14

SDG 14 is concerned with the management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems.

Ocean Science Decade

In an effort to restore diminishing marine life and promote awareness, the United Nations has designated the decade between 2021 and 2030 as the 'Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.'

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