Global Oceans Commission launches petition in support of its Report

Global Ocean CommissionA Global Ocean Commission press release, 3rd July 2014, states: “A week ago the Global Ocean Commission released its report and proposals for restoring ocean health. If you have not seen the report you can see it here.

“As part of the Global Ocean Commission’s commitment to breathe life into its proposals it has started a petition to empower UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September to call on world leaders to develop a new international agreement (under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) to secure ocean health and the sustainable and equitable use and conservation of high seas resources.

“The UN Secretary-General is committed to ocean health and protection but he needs our support. Please join the mission for a healthy, living ocean and ask Ban Ki-moon to join our call for high seas protection and ocean health.

“Within one week, we have received over 80,000 signatures on our petition and this is growing daily — this is encouraging but we need your help to ensure that all voices are being heard and make a clear statement that the current state of ocean affairs is not acceptable.

“We would be happy to work with you, and hear from you, how best you can promote the petition across your networks (email hidden; JavaScript is required). If your ideas can be replicated within other networks, that would be very useful for the success of this petition.

“You can find the international version of the petition here.

Source: The Secretariat of the Global Ocean Commission, 3rd July 2014.

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