Our Ocean Conference

7-8 December, 2020

Postponement for Our Ocean Conference!

On June 15, 2020 the postponement of Our Ocean Conference was announced, previously scheduled to be this August. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now be held in Palau on 7-8 December, 2020.

This marks the first time that the Our Ocean Conference will be hosted by a small island developing state. The focus of this year’s conference is Local to Global Action for Our Ocean, which will draw on Palau’s rich tradition as an ocean society and particular attention to islander perspectives and approaches to ensuring the health of our ocean for maximum protection and sustainable development.

The conference invites governments, civil society organisations and businesses to submit new commitments, updates on previous commitments, and proposals for side events from June 2020 onwards.

Invitations to participate and a provisional conference agenda will be issued in September 2020. Further information will be posted on the Our Ocean Conference 2020 website in due course.

For information and interview requests, please contact info@ourocean2020.pw

As the global dialogue turns to how to build back better, we must also implement blue recoveries, and take the opportunities to scale up ambition towards a sustainable ocean economy. The Our Ocean Conference 2020 will be the place to showcase partnership and commitments towards this blue recovery

Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau.