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One Ocean Summit

The goal of the One Ocean Summit is to raise the collective level of ambition of the international community on marine issues and to translate our shared responsibility to the ocean into tangible commitments.

On 9 and 10 February, more than thirty events (workshops, forums, roundtables and other initiatives) will be held ahead of the high-level segment, to engage the “international maritime community”, addressing a myriad topics of global scope to look at all dimensions of the ocean and propose solutions, beyond the existing status assessments.

On 11 February in the morning, President Emmanuel Macron will bring together a small but determined group of Heads of State and Government, leaders of multilateral institutions, business leaders and civil society policymakers to take ambitious commitments. Several important initiatives will be launched on this occasion in favour of marine ecosystem protection and sustainable fisheries, intended to fight pollution, in particular from plastics, respond to the impacts of climate change, as well as advocate for improved governance of the oceans.

All events scheduled during the three days of the One Ocean Summit will take place at Ateliers des Capucins. Several other events open to the public will be held in a number of sites in the city of Brest.

Due to strict health protection measures, physical access to attend the One Ocean Summit in person will be limited to the main professionals and officials from the international community, namely over 500 personalities representing more than 65 countries, while other speakers will join via video conference. The entire Summit will be broadcast online and accessible live on Internet. A dedicated digital portal will be set up to watch the various events online, including the high-level segment, and interact with the speakers on 9 and 10 February.

All proceedings during the three-day event will take place bilingually in French and English.

During The Ocean Provider in 2030 workshop on 10 February, 1100-1230 Paris, UNDP OIC launched the 3rd Call for Proposals. The full details and registration and application forms will simultaneously be made available during this time at the OIC website.

Watch the recording of the Ocean Innovation Challenge presentation delivered by Andrew Hudson, UNDP's Head of Ocean and Water Governance.