The submissions cover technical inputs to the principal IMO committees on Maritime Safety and Marine Environmental Protection and the associated sub-committees. Papers are added immediately following the conclusion of the relevant meeting.
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In June 2017, the UN held the Ocean Conference – a high-level event aimed to support the implementation of SDG14 ‘life below water’. The conference marked a global breakthrough, with over 1,400 voluntary commitments pledged by governments, the UN system, civil society organisations, academia, the scientific community and the private sector. Each commitment focuses on one or several of the SDG 14 targets.
The IMarEST is committed to the provision and implementation of these sustainable development goals as part of its strategic plan. The development, management and ongoing sustainability of the marine environment, alongside knowledge sharing and capacity building as a means by which to facilitate the prosperity of the marine environment, are held at the core of the IMarEST’s mission and vision. As such, given the strong value it places on supporting the marine sector, the IMarEST made two voluntary commitments at the Ocean Conference to support the implementation of the SDG 14 targets: