"Ocean unites us": UN General Assembly President on World Water Week
29.08.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week, while speaking at the opening session of World Water Week, in Sweden, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute, President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, said safeguarding the ocean and meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on life below water, needs an inclusive and integrated approach, UN Radio reports.
It is to be admitted, World Water Week is to be held within this year Aug 27 Sept 1.
As to the report, Thomson underlined the success of this year Jun Ocean Conference at the UN Headquarters, saying that a strong call to action and integrated work plan was already underway to realize SDG 14, on protecting marine life and environments.
It is to be admitted, this year the World Water Week theme focuses on conservation, stressing the need to reduce and reuse water consumption, and waste.
As to the report, Mr Thomson (who led the Ocean Conference and leaves his post next month) said everyone had something to offer towards the success of the second Ocean Conference, due to take place within 3 years (to be organized by Portugal and Kenya).