newsMorocco Elected Vice-President of the UN Ocean Conference


06 Jun

Morocco Elected Vice-President of the UN Ocean Conference

New York (United Nations) 06/06/2017 (MAP) – Morocco was elected, on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York, vice-president of the UN Ocean Conference.

The Kingdom was unanimously elected by the 193 members of the United Nations as vice-president of this high-level meeting.

Twelve other countries were elected as vice-presidents of the UN Ocean Conference.

Shortly before this election, Fiji and Sweden were elected Co-Presidents of the Conference.

The Ocean Conference, which runs through Friday, focuses on the targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Governments in 2015.

In particular among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 14 highlights the need to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources to benefit present and future generations.

The main areas of work at the Ocean Conference will be a political call to action, a segment on partnership dialogues and voluntary commitments.

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