3rd Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands warns progress towards international targets on oceans too slow

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30 Jan 2006 - 18 Jan 2016
Progress toward improving the management of oceans and coast is too slow, agreed the 400 ocean experts and leading decision-makers from 78 countries attending the ""Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Moving the Global Oceans Agenda Forward"" (UNESCO, 23 - 28 January). The aim of the conference was to take stock of progress in achieving the objectives adopted by the international community at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD, Johannesburg 2002) and the Millennium Development Goals*, including the goal of improving the lives of coastal communities, i.e. half the population of the world.

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