Sunday, September 25, 2011

GLOBAL OCEAN FORUM, RIO+20 Friends of the Ocean

If you would like to catch up with the latest on the GLOBAL OCEAN FORUM you can visit them here.  

The Forum is looking forward to the RIO20+ United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Brazil 4-6 June 2012 - click here to see more. 

The Rio+20 Friends of the Ocean have a mission that aims to:
  1. Support governments participating in the Rio+20 Conference to achieve significant ocean outcomes
  2. Provide a 'rallying point' and a unified voice for oceans and coasts at the Rio+20 Conference
  3. Provide a multi-stakeholder platform by which the needs, interests and concerns of all sectors of the ocean community can be voiced in the Rio+20 process, including through critical policy assessments and recommendations. Internet services and information dissemination, consultations, and an Oceans Day at Rio+20
  4. Raise the global profile of ocean and coastal issues, both within the high-level political community and the general public, on the importance of the world's oceans and coasts to the three pillars of sustainable development

See the Global Oceans Forum RIO+20 Friends of the Ocean blog here

If you are aware of Australian efforts to prepare for the Rio20+ Conference please let us know.

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