United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Online Stakeholder Briefing: Inputs to the Political Declaration Zero Draft

Wed 23 Mar 2022, 10.30 am
Virtual UN DESA






23 March

Convened under the auspices of the United Nations and co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, the “2022 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” (or the 2022 UN Ocean Conference) will be held from 27 June – 1st July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The overarching theme of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference is “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”. The Conference was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, however, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The President of the General Assembly has appointed the Permanent Representatives of Denmark and Grenada as co-facilitators of the intergovernmental consultations on the political declaration for the 2022 United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14. A draft of the political declaration (zero draft) has been shared with Member States and the second informal consultations (originally scheduled for 10 - 11 March 2022), will be held on 24-25 March 2022.  

Online Stakeholder Briefing – Comments to the Revised Zero Draft 

Two previous online stakeholder briefings were organized in early 2020 to share information about the UN Ocean Conference, as well as review the main elements of the zero draft of the political declaration. Information about the previous briefings is available here

On 23 March 2022, from 10:30 – 11:30 AM (EDT, New York), an online briefing was convened to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share their inputs with the co-facilitators on the zero draft of 2022 UN Ocean Conference political declaration. 

The co-facilitators valued specific inputs on the elements in the text, keeping in mind the theme of science and innovation for SDG14 implementation.  

All interested stakeholders were invited to the online stakeholder briefing. 

More information about stakeholder engagement and the 2022 UN Ocean Conference can be found here: bit.ly/StakeholderEngagementOceanConference

Please check the input to the Zero Draft tab for all received inputs. The page includes inputs received by stakeholders from different sectors on the zero draft of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference Political Declaration. 





The page includes inputs received by stakeholders from different sectors on the zero draft of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference Political Declaration. 

Aquatic Life Institute


CoopeSoliDar, WMG


Environmental Defense Fund

My World Mexico

European Marine Board

Ocean Conservancy

Indigenous Peoples Global Forum for Sustainable Development


Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science

Pew Charitable Trusts

LAMG, Regions4, GTF

PICES- ICES Joint Working Group on ONCE

Major Group for Children and Youth

REEF Scuba


S2S Platform

National Ocean Policy Coalition


OARE, CIEL, EIA, OceanCare, BFFP Movement

Sustainable Watch on Marginal Communities

The Nature Conservancy



United Nations Foundation

Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative

Universities Consortium of Small Island States




Village Farmers Initiative


Blue Ventures

Contribution from Briefing chat

The views presented in these inputs do not represent those of the United Nations and the United Nations does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or outcomes provided. The United Nations reserves the right to review submissions and delete any input at any given time if any content/input is perceived as not aligned with the United Nations Charter and/or the principles and purposes of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference. 

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