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World Oceans Day 2017

World Oceans Day is celebrated 8 June 2017. This year’s theme is, Our Oceans, Our Future, and events around the world will occur in the week surrounding the 8 June 2017.

For more information, see the host of events listed here.

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World Port Days

The Rotterdam World Port Days will be held from the 2-4 September 2016, with events across the city centre and port area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Entrance is free, but some excursions require the purchase of a ticket.

For more information, and programme, see here.

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World Oceans Day 2016

World Oceans Day is celebrated today, the 8th June. This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”, with a focus upon plastic pollution. Various events around the World continue today, and into the forthcoming weekend.

For more information on what you can do, and events nearby, consult the website here.

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Public Consultation: International Ocean Governance (European Union)

The European Commission is holding an ongoing public consultation (4th June – 15th September 2015), aimed at gathering stakeholder input into ‘how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth‘. The results will be combined with other sources to ‘develop a more coherent, comprehensive and effective EU policy on improving the international ocean governance framework’.

For an overview see the brochure. For further information and to participate see here.

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Zero Draft of Post 2015 Development Agenda Released

The Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, has been released ahead of the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda which will be held 25-27th September 2015, New York. Of note for those interested in the law of the sea is the proposed sustainable development goal 14.

The document may be found here.

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