Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coast. International Leadership Conference towards achieving SDG 14: Current challenges and opportunities in ocean

25 - 26 avril 2017
Senate Room (add: 16/F, Li Ka Shing Tower), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

fotolia_93120912.jpg​In September 2015 a Summit of Heads of States adopted at the United Nations General Assembly the seventeen post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals with specific targets achievable by 2030.

Achieving these Sustainable Development Goals is now not only the responsibility of States but also of regions, provinces, cities and of individuals. This will require clear policy adoption, exchange and transfer of technology, the implementation and exchange of best practices, trade, investment, stewardship, and the development of human capacities and expertise, knowledge and skills.

There are a number of immediate and long term policy responses that need to be addressed, starting with the ocean-related aspects of climate change impacts, trade and future investments and adjustments to meet sustained and sustainable development in all its three economic, social and environmental dimensions.

To meet these substantial challenges the International Leadership Seminar on current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable development is being convened in Hong Kong under the programme of the International Ocean Institute (IOI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Shenzhen World Health Foundation (SWHF) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU). The Seminar shall aim to cover sectors relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 14 for oceans, and related development goals as in SDG 11.

The Seminar shall be guided by the principles underpinning the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the Heads of States at the UN General Assembly in 2015.

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; International Oceans Institute; and Shenzhen World Health Foundation

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Sites correspondants:

Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development branch


Ms. Antonella Vassallo, Managing Director, IOI,
Mr. David Vivas Eugui, Legal officer, UNCTAD/DITC, 
Mr. Teng Jin-Guang,  Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development.
Shenzhen World Health Foundation(SWHF)