The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a preparatory meeting for the UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), under the leadership of co-facilitators Alvaro Mendonca Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN, and Burhan Gafoor, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN. The meeting will discuss the elements of the expected outcome document, a ‘Call for Action’, and the themes for the partnership dialogues. The programme for the two-day preparatory meeting was issued on 24 January 2016, and a background note was provided by the UN Secretary-General in December 2016.
dates: 15-16 February 2017
venue: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 4
location: New York City, US