30 October 2023
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC - BKK)
Asia/Bangkok timezone

Environment and Development Division (EDD)

Sixth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean


In line with resolution ESCAP/RES/76/1 on “Strengthening cooperation to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” the Sixth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean will provide a platform for member States, and key stakeholders, for systematic and inclusive dialogue on priority areas and challenges in our region.

This Day for the Ocean will be co-hosted as a tripartite event of ESCAP, UNEP and UNDP, within the framework of a Joint Contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

The Sixth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean will take place on 30 October 2023 in a hybrid modality. With the support of partner organizations, the program will offer a plenary opening, including a keynote speaker who will discuss the main challenges and opportunities for the protection and sustainable development of the ocean in Asia-Pacific. This will be followed by a selection of thematic interactive dialogues, which will focus on: 

  1. Blue Economy
  2. Governance for Sustainable and Resilient Port Development
  3. Ocean-based climate action


United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
United Nations Environment Programme, Asia and the Pacific Office (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok Regional Hub (UNDP)


United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC - BKK), Bangkok City, Thailand
Conference Room 3 (CR-3)
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