(Part 1) High-Level Debate on Oceans - General Assembly, 75th session

<p>Ocean acidification; illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing; and marine pollution all continue unabated. Our actions have threatened to undo the delicate balance of this ecosystem that allows billions the world over, nutritional, economic, and social value.</p> <p>The President of the General Assembly will convene a&nbsp;high-level thematic debate on the ocean and Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water on Tuesday, 1 June 2021, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. With the support of the Governments of Portugal and Kenya – co-hosts of the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.un.org/en/conferences/ocean2020">2nd United Nations Ocean Conference</a>, as well as H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Oceans, this gathering will serve as a drumbeat to generate momentum towards the Conference in Lisbon, when public health safety measures allow.</p>