Global Dialogue on Oceans – A World Oceans Day event

The Global Dialogue on Oceans - A World Oceans Day event

8 – 9 June 2017, Jaco, Costa Rica


The World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.

The Global Dialogue on Oceans, which makes part of the celebration of World Oceans Day, will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica in collaboration with United Nations Environment (UNEP) and will take place from 8 to 9 June 2017 in Costa Rica.

The event will provide an opportunity to high-level inspirational talks followed by energized multi-stakeholder panel discussions around the topic of impacts of marine pollution and innovation in reducing pollution.

This has become a tremendous threat to ensuring the health of our oceans. In the last 20 years, the increase of micro-beads and single-use plastic products has put our oceans on the brink of disaster. If we do not act
now, our oceans will be filled with the leftovers of human consumption, affecting both their health and the world’s food security and livelihoods.

Our intention is to bring together political leaders and high-level decision makers from the business sector and civil society to engage in a discussion on finding concrete solutions and actions to restore the health of our oceans.

The forum will conclude with a summary statement and expression of commitment to combat marine pollution. These key deliverables will be carried forward by the President of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to the Third Session of UNEA to be held in Nairobi in December 2017, and will complement global commitments toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14).

WFEO will participate in the Global Dialogue on Oceans through its National Member in Costa Rica, the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA) and will be represented by Mr Freddy Bolanos.


For more information:

  World Oceans Day website

  The UNEP Global Dialogue on Oceans webpage

  The Global Dialogue on Oceans concept note

  The Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica webpage



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