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Ocean Conference concludes with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine lifeThe first-ever United Nations summit on oceans wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, raising the bar on global consciousness and awareness of the problem in the oceans.
The Ocean Conference concluded with the adoption by consensus of a 14-point Call for Action where the participating Heads of State and Government and senior representatives "affirm [our] strong commitment to conserve and sustainably use [our] oceans, seas and marine resources tor sustainable development."
The main points from the political document and the week's discussions will be part of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
In addition to the political Call for Action, participants – who also included thousands of civil society representatives, academics, artists, financial institutions and other practitioners and activists – pledged actions to conserve and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources. By the end of the conference, more than 1,300 voluntary commitments had already been registered.
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