The Marine Regions Forum team together with partners organised two events during the 2022 UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The UNOC, co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, had as theme “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions” and aimed to mobilise action to implement sustainable development goal (SDG) 14.

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Human influence on the oceans, including areas of the high seas (or areas beyond national jurisdiction – ABNJs), continues to intensify as global shipping and new technologies increase our reach into the ocean’s last “frontiers”. This human domination implies the need to design strategies to protect and sustainably manage the marine biodiversity present both in areas under the jurisdiction of countries and in ABNJs, which are common spaces of humanity and therefore the responsibility of the international community.

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