Production Ministry leads Peru delegation at UN Ocean Conference

Reunión de las Naciones Unidas sobre bosques.

Reunión de las Naciones Unidas sobre bosques.

12:17 | New York (U.S.), Jun. 5.

Peru's Production Ministry leads the national delegation representing the Inca country at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference, taking place thru June 9 in New York City.

Heading the delegation is Deputy Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Hector Soldi, who highlighted the relevance of the event.
"It [Ocean Conference] is about mobilizing the international community to face the biggest threats to seas and oceans, whose conservation is key for life in the planet," the government official stressed.

The activity thus supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14): "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development." It also coincides with World Oceans Day (June 8).
Deputy Minister Soldi currently participates in the Conference's Plenary Meeting, taking place at UN headquarters in New York.
The Andean nation will also join a number of Partnership Dialogues and will co-chair "Partnership Dialogue 6 – Increasing scientific knowledge, and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology" with Iceland. 


In addition, Peru is one of the organizing partners of a side event on artisanal fishing titled "Joining forces for sustainable small-scale fisheries through a human rights-based approach to ocean conservation."

"Regarding oceans and sustainable fishing, Peru will address the importance of gastronomy in marine resource preservation through education," Soldi explained.

In this sense, the country will focus on "respect for closed seasons and [minimum landing] sizes while promoting sustainable fisheries."

Similarly, major announcements and proposals will be revealed later on.

It is worth noting Peru has also been invited to join side meetings with institutions like the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to discuss El Niño phenomenon and its impacts.

Published: 6/5/2017
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