Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many meetings and conferences have been postponed or are taking place virtually. Some locations have resumed limited in-person meetings which comply with local public health instructions for social distancing. Participants will receive detailed information about attending the meeting from the organizer.

DGC-Civil Society
from January 15, 2020 to March 10, 2020
America/New_York timezone
Application for Special-accreditation to the 2020 Ocean Conference

Sustainable Ocean Principles

A standard for healthy and productive Ocean

As described in Goal 14 on Life Below Water, there is an urgent need to protect and restore the health of the ocean, which is rapidly deteriorating due to increasing temperatures, acidification, depletion of natural resources and pollution from land and sea. Businesses have a shared responsibility, alongside Government and civil society, to take necessary actions to secure a healthy ocean.

These Sustainable Ocean Principles, produced in consultation with over 300 stakeholders, provide a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographies. They build upon and supplement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

List of Signatories of the Principles

Sign the Sustainable Ocean Principles