9-13 June 2025 Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France
Third UN Ocean Conference

The Third UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) will convene in Nice, France, in June 2025. The Governments of France and Costa Rica will co-chair the Conference, which aims to generate transformative action and provide solutions the ocean needs, supported by ocean science and funding for SDG 14 (life below water).

The UNOC Co-Chairs sought inputs from civil society organizations (CSOs) to share feedback and expectations for the event. CSOs were invited to respond to “a call to all the voices of the ocean” by participating in a global consultation that was open until 15 June 2023. CSOs were invited to respond to five questions to inform the organization and deliverables of the Conference.

In June 2024, Costa Rica will host a stakeholder meeting.

In July 2024, the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will convene a one-day preparatory meeting, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The two host countries of the Conference will co-chair the meeting.

SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the First Ocean Conference is here. Coverage of the Second Ocean Conference is here. 

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dates: 9-13 June 2025
location: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France
www: https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/ocean2025