At the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference that took place on 5-9 June 2017 in New York, 193 Member States of the UN agreed to a set of measures that would address the issues of declining ocean health. The conference resulted in more than 1,300 commitments as a global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean. Countries also reached agreement for urgent actions to restore the marine world and ocean health.
The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) participated in several side events which were attended by high dignitaries and government officials. In order to boost the long-term development prospects of emerging ocean industries and their contribution to growth and employment, while managing the ocean in responsible and sustainable way, IORA has registered six voluntary commitments in the margin of the conference that are geared at driving implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 and its associated targets. IORA hopes that by 2030, it will increase the economic benefits of Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries from sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.
IORA's Voluntarily Commitments Registered: