The UN Secretary-General requested the President of the General Assembly to appoint two co-facilitators, one from a developing country and one from a developed country, to oversee the preparatory process of the 2020 UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development; and to conclude the intergovernmental consultations on the declaration by May 2020.
The UN Secretary-General also requested the President of the General Assembly to convene a two-day preparatory meeting, in February 2020, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to be chaired by the two co-facilitators, with a view to considering the themes for the interactive dialogues and elements for the declaration, in particular the call for a brief, concise, action-oriented and intergovernmentally agreed declaration.
dates: 4-5 February 2020
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US