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New York (5 June 2017) - - ISA has registered seven voluntary commitments for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources” as part of the United Nations Ocean Conference that opened today.
This international conference co-organized by Fiji and Sweden aims to identify ways and means to support the implementation of SDG14, building on existing successful partnerships and stimulating innovative and concrete new partnerships.
In light of this, the ISA announced its firm commitment to:
In partnership with UN-DESA:
In cooperation with the African Mineral Development Center (AMDC):
The ISA will also co-organize a side event with Mexico, Tonga and UN-DESA with the support of the Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML) and Nautilus on Thursday 8 June 2017 in Conference Room 12 of the UN Conference Centre from 6.30 – 7:45 pm.
The Side Event aims to raise awareness of the potential benefits Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can get from deep seabed mining in their quest for blue growth.
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