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:
- Blue Economy
- Governance for Sustainable and Resilient Port Development
- Ocean-based climate action