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United Nations & Sustainable Development

Monday 18 September 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023

: New York
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September 18th - 22nd, New York 

This September will see Heads of State and Government gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York to review the implementation and provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions towards achieving the 2030 agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly agenda.
The ocean plays a vital role in achieving these SDGs with one in particular, SDG14, dedicated to ‘Life Below Water’ aiming to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory experts Professor Steve Widdicombe and Dr Matt Frost will be in New York at the time of the high level summit, taking part in ocean related discussions and meetings. Examples of such a meeting includes ‘Friends of Ocean Action’, which was formed at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos as an informal, multi-stakeholder group composed of over seventy of the world’s most committed and influential business, advocacy, science and thought leaders invited to help shape global action to save life in the ocean. 
Another example concerns the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MP-CGA) Ocean workshop focusing on working towards the upcoming UN Climate Change meeting COP28. The MP-CGA supports implementation of the Paris Agreement by enabling collaboration between governments and the cities, regions, businesses and investors that must act on climate change.
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