UN to hold 2020 Ocean Conference In Lisbon

Prelims level : Sustainable Development Goals. Mains level : What is the significance of SDG 14? Write its advantages and challenges.
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  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will hold its 2020 high-level conference early June in Portugal’s Lisbon to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.


  • Theme of “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.”
  • It will be co-hosted by the Governments of Portugal and Kenya.
  • The Conference will support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Lisbon.
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