The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Norway will continue to raise awareness by seeking support to the International Declaration on transnational organized crime in the global fishing industry (Copenhagen Declaration) and address these challenges through the Blue Justice Initiative.
Update the National Contingency Plan for control and combat of oil and other noxious substance spills
Fostering cooperation to promote the sustainable development of Africas deep seabed resources in support to Africas Blue Economy
Advancing deep-sea taxonomy in support of the stewardship of the Area and its resources for the benefit of humankind
Improving the assessment of essential ecological functions of the deep sea oceans through long-term underwater oceanographic observatories in the Area.