UNCTAD at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

UN Oceans Conference 2022

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.


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SDG 14



Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.