Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

By Stop Illegal Fishing:25th Sep, 2018:

26-28 November 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

The world’s first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 26th to 28th November 2018. Hosted by Kenya, and co-hosted by Canada and Japan, the event drew considerable support and interest with over 18,000 delegates from 184 countries attending. Participation came from world leaders, government officials, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, academia and civil society. The Conference is preparatory to the United Nations Ocean’s Conference 2020, which Kenya will be co-hosting with Portugal.

The Nairobi Statement of Intent on Advancing the Global Sustainable Blue Economy, dveloped during the Sustainale Blue Economy Conference, is available to download here.

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