UNCTAD is participating in the 2022 UN Ocean Conference taking place from 27 June to 1 July in Lisbon.
We are promoting a "Blue Deal" for global trade, investment and innovation as a means to create a sustainable and resilient ocean economy that benefits all.
This will enable the world to sustainably harness the ocean’s economic, environmental and social value and help us recover better from the COVID-19 pandemic and cushion us against current and future crises.
UNCTAD is supporting developing countries to improve their trade policies to ensure the sustainable use of the ocean, seas and coasts for economic growth, while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem.
Save our Ocean, Protect our Future
The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs.
To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much-needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
UNCTAD side events
Trade in ocean goods shows resilience, UNCTAD data reveals
A new UNCTAD database provides insight into the ocean economy’s sectors, main players and export opportunities for developing countries as they try to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
How marine bioprospecting can spur development in small island states
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
5 global actions needed to build a sustainable ocean economy
UN Oceans Forum identifies ways to sustainably change course for the benefit of marine resources and the people who depend on them.