UN warns about the deterioration of the oceans
|According to UN figures, the world poured the equivalent of a lorry of plastic in the ocean per minute, affecting marine life. | Photo: UNIC|
The Organization of the United Nations (UN) convened this week to States members of the Agency and representatives of civil society, in order to plan the world oceans Conference, which is scheduled from 5 to June 9 in New York City.
This meeting responds to concerns expressed by the Agency with respect to increased wear of the oceans. Marine resources are constantly threatened by the human activities, such as overfishing and pollution by waste thrown into the sea.
> 30 plastic bags in stomach of beached whale found according to UN figures, every minute the world poured the equivalent of a lorry of plastic in the ocean.
The meeting preparatory pose them points to present are in the Conference in form of document. It also seeks to encourage the commitment of the States at the time of action having as purpose the recovery of affected ecosystems.
Continuing deterioration of the oceans, not can continue looking beautiful and impressive images like these https://t.co/1FiyobF1uK pic.twitter.com/dDswipNy6l – UN (@ONU_es) 17 February 2017 this meeting seeks to involve all States in marine resources conservation activities and thus comply with what stipulates the objective 14 of the 2030 Agenda of sustainable development dedicated to the oceans.
Call to action on the other hand, UN presented Thursday a site on the Internet to collect the voluntary commitments of States members, companies and civil society organizations in order to implement the objective 14 of the 2030 Agenda of sustainable development.
> 2016 is officially the hottest year that has registered the Government of Sweden, the programme of the United Nations for the environment (UNEP) and the Group Peace Boat, a non-governmental organization, were the first to develop their contributions.
These commitments seek to gather efforts to protect the marine environment, curb pollution and address the impact of the acidification of the oceans.