This month's newsletter features the work of many UN Atlas partners: the World Maritime Organization news on shipping and trade; the Census of Marine Life information on reefs; the International Maritime Organization call for action against piracy; and the Food and Agriculture Organization projects on global information exchange.
The variety and richness of material found in the UN Atlas of the Oceans comes in part from the fact that it operates under the authority of UN-Oceans. This interagency coordination mechanism on oceans and coastal issues lies within the United Nations system. It strengthens and facilitates the coordination and cooperation of UN activities related to the oceans. Together we can promote the priorities contained in the Millennium Development Goals, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and of the governing bodies of all members of UN-OCEANS.
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