TUDAV was in the Regional Seas Programme Meeting at Istanbul,
UNEP and Partners Join Forces to Assist Nations in Delivering on Oceans Sustainable Development Goals

Istanbul, 20 October 2015- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other partners announced a new initiative today aimed at assisting nations and regional organizations in creating innovative regional strategies that will ensure delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals relevant to Oceans.

Launched at the UNEP Regional Seas Meeting in Istanbul, under the Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance (PROG), the initiative on the Oceans Sustainable Development Goals is a partnership between UNEP, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (lASS) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). COCONET and DEVOTES projects were also exhibited by posters and USB.

Goal14 calls for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The project aims to fill existing gaps in ocean management and governance to meet this goal and other goals relevant to Oceans. Working at regional levels, the initiative under PROG will support the 2030 Agenda.