Media Advisory: What to expect at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference – United Nations Sustainable Development



What to expect at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

Press briefing

 16 June 2022 (12:30 pm EDT)

(Live on

Humanity has been waging a war against nature and the world’s ocean — the lungs of our planet and the main source of food for more than a billion people — is now facing a multidimensional crisis driven by climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution.

The UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 27 June to 1 July 2022, co-organized by the Governments of Portugal and Kenya, is expected to deliver science-driven innovations and solutions to respond to this environmental emergency.

With the expected participation of over 5000 ocean advocates, including world leaders, entrepreneurs, youth, influencers and scientists, the Conference will ignite fresh impetus for advancing Sustainable Development Goal 14– at the heart of global action to protect life under water. Concrete measures will be adopted to build ocean resilience and more sustainable communities, underpinned by a new wave of commitments — following the over 1,300 commitments made at the 2017 Ocean Conference — to restore the ocean’s health.

Who:       UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Conference Secretary-General, Liu Zhenmin

Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, Ana Paula Zacarias

Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, Njambi Kinyungu

What:        Press briefing on the expectations for the upcoming UN Ocean Conference

When:       Thursday, 16 June, 12:30 p.m. EDT

Where:      UN Press Briefing Room, S-237 (Live on

Key UN Ocean Conference links:

Media Contacts (interviews are available upon request)

UN Department of Global Communications | Francyne Harrigan | [email protected]

UN Department of Global Communications | Sharon Birch | [email protected]

UN Department of Global Communications| António Ferrari | [email protected]

Media Accreditation

Please note the following deadline for media accreditation:

On-site registration in Lisbon: 23 June to 1 July 2022

For more information, please visit the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit’s website or contact them at [email protected] or +1 212 963 6934.


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Author: Yinuo Chen