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3rd International Ocean Governance Forum


3rd International Ocean Governance Forum

- April 20, 2021 - Virtual event




The European Commission, in association with the European External Action Service, invited ocean stakeholders worldwide to the presentation of the final recommendations for ocean sustainability action by the EU's International Ocean Governance (IOG) Forum.

Please access the recommendation report here.


The event took place in a virtual format from 14-17hrs (CEST) on April 20, 2021, the recording can be watched here.


The European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius opened the event. Keynote speakers from the EU's international partners shared their vision for ocean sustainability. Dedicated panel sessions with ocean stakeholders and key Commission services discussed the IOG Forum recommendations and their uptake in EU policies. Kristin de Peyron, Director, Deputy Managing Director, EEAS brought in the EU foreign policy angle.  You can view the agenda here.


The event marked the conclusion of the open and inclusive consultation process launched by the EC in association with the EEAS in 2020 with the establishment of the IOG Forum.


The recommendations will support the development of the International Ocean Governance Agenda – the EU’s plan of action for the future of our oceans. The Agenda is an integral part of the European Green Deal and the EU's response to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular, the Sustainable Development Goal 14 'to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources'.


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