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Seventy-First Session of the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations Ocean Conference

Monday, 05 June, 2017 - Friday, 09 June, 2017, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

8th plenary meeting

1.     General debate [item 8] (conclusion)

Statement by His Excellency Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia

League of Arab States

United Nations Environment Programme

Statement by His Excellency Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union

2.     Partnership dialogue [item 9]

Report by the Co-Chairs of the partnership dialogues

3.     Credentials of representatives to the Conference: Report of the Credentials Committee (A/CONF.230/13) [item 7 (b)]

4.     Outcome of the Conference (A/CONF.230/L.1) [item 11]

5.     Adoption of the report of the Conference (A/CONF.230/L.2) [item 12]

6.     Closure of the Conference [item 13]

[A cultural event marking the closing of the Conference will be held immediately following the adjournment of the 8th plenary meeting.]

 

  • Jun 09 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
7th plenary meeting

General debate [item 8] (continued)

Nigeria

Mongolia

Republic of Korea

Haiti

Mauritius

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Sudan

Egypt

Czech Republic

Nicaragua

Turkey

Malaysia

Suriname

Slovenia

Pakistan

Namibia

Nepal

El Salvador

International Renewable Energy Agency

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar)

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Helsinki Commission)

Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Commission)

International Whaling Commission

British Virgin Islands

United Nations Office for Project Services

International Telecommunication Union

  • Jun 09 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
6th plenary meeting

General debate [item 8] (continued)

Address by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

Statement by His Excellency Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Statement by His Excellency M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs of India

Statement by Her Excellency Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific of Australia

Statement by His Excellency Matai Seremaiah Nawalu, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity of Vanuatu

Statement by Her Excellency Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany

Statement by His Excellency Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Uruguay

Philippines

Canada

Antigua and Barbuda

Algeria

Brazil

Albania

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Russian Federation

Jordan

State of Palestine

Myanmar

Greece

Nepal

 Togo

 Statement by His Excellency Edouard Fritch, President of French Polynesia

 

  • Jun 08 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
5th plenary meeting

General debate [item 8] (continued)

Statement by His Excellency Heraldo Muñoz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Chile

United States of America

Hungary

Togo

China

Croatia

Mexico

Panama

Netherlands

Finland

Papua New Guinea

Honduras

Brunei Darussalam

Lebanon

Cambodia

Nepal

Greece

Malta

Oman

Poland

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Ukraine

  • Jun 07 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
4th plenary meeting

1. Election of officers other than the Presidents [item 5]

2. General debate [item 8] (resumed)

Statement by His Excellency Jean-Claude Gakosso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nations Abroad of the Republic of Congo

Statement by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development of the Holy See

Statement by His Excellency Semi Koroilavesau, Minister for Fisheries of Fiji

Statement by Her Excellency Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Environment of Kenya

Statement by His Excellency Francois Gilbert, Minister of Fisheries Resources and Fishing of Madagascar

Statement by His Excellency Estanislau Da Silva, Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Timor-Leste

Statement by His Excellency Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana

Statement by His Excellency Diego Ignacio Moreno, Secretary of Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Argentina

Statement by His Excellency José Fidel Santana Nuñez, Vice-Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba

Statement by His Excellency Alberto Lopez-Asenjo, Secretary General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment of Spain

Statement by His Excellency Mohamed Gibril Sesay, Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone

Statement by His Excellency Osama Faqeeha, Vice Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia

Statement by His Excellency Dang Dinh Quy, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam

Statement by His Excellency Carlos Fernando Coronado Castillo, Vice-Minister of Natural Resources of Guatemala

Statement by His Excellency Hector Soldi Soldi, Vice Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Peru

Japan

Montenegro

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Georgia

Bangladesh

Zambia (on behalf of the Landlocked Developing Countries)

  • Jun 07 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • General Assembly Hall
3rd plenary meeting

General debate [item 8] (continued)

Statement by His Excellency Milner Tozaka, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Islands

Statement by His Excellency Marko Pomerants, Minister of Environment of Estonia

Statement by His Excellency Rafael Pacchiano Alaman, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico

Statement by Her Excellency Adriana Petcu, Minister of Waters and Forests of Romania

Statement by His Excellency Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates

Statement by His Excellency Pat Breen, Minister for Employment of Ireland

Statement by Her Excellency Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister for the Sea of Portugal

Statement by His Excellency Vidar Helgesen, Minister for Climate and Environment of Norway

Statement by Her Excellency Karen Ellemann, Minister for Equal Opportunities and Nordic Cooperation of Denmark

Statement by His Excellency Francisco Dominguez Brito, Minister of Environmental and Human Resources of the Dominican Republic

Statement by His Excellency Albert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Statement by His Excellency Semi Koroilavesau, Minister for Fisheries of Fiji

Statement by His Excellency Francois Gilbert, Minister of Fisheries Resources and Fishing of Madagascar

Statement by His Excellency Charles Tizeba, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the United Republic of Tanzania

Statement by His Excellency Estanislau Da Silva, Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Timor-Leste

Statement by His Excellency John Silk, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands

Statement by His Excellency Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau, Minister for Agriculture and Food, Forestry and Fisheries of Tonga

Statement by Her Excellency Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Environment of Kenya

Statement by His Excellency Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana

Statement by His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment of Qatar

Statement by His Excellency Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Affairs and Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia

Statement by His Excellency Oumar Gueye, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of Senegal

  • Jun 06 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
2nd plenary meeting

General debate [item 8] (continued)

Address by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco

Address by His Excellency Vincent Meriton, Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles

Address by His Excellency Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Independent State of Samoa

Statement by Her Excellency Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate of Sweden

Statement by His Excellency Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, in charge of Beliris and Federal Cultural Institutions, of Belgium

Statement by Her Excellency Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China)

Statement by His Excellency Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia

Statement by His Excellency Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica

Statement by Her Excellency Thorgerdur Katrin Gunnarsdottir, Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland

Statement by Her Excellency Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados

Statement by His Excellency Kahled Fahmy, Minister for Environment of Egypt

Statement by His Excellency Tetabo Nakara, Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources Development of Kiribati

Statement by His Excellency Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus

Statement by Her Excellency Maggie Barry, Minister of Environment of New Zealand

Statement by His Excellency Agostinho Mondlane, Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries of Mozambique

Statement by Her Excellency Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica

Statement by Her Excellency Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa

Statement by His Excellency Ze’ev Elkin, Minister of Environmental Protection of Israel

Statement by His Excellency José Gonçalves, Minister of Economy and Employment of Cabo Verde

Statement by His Excellency Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand

Statement by His Excellency Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco

Statement by His Excellency Omar Figueroa, Minister of State with responsibility for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change of Belize

  • Jun 06 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • General Assembly Hall
Opening and 1st plenary meeting

09:00 | General Assembly Hall

(Overflow room: Conference Room 1)

Cultural event marking the opening of the

 

10:00 | General Assembly Hall

(Overflow room: Conference Room 1)

1st plenary meeting

1.     Opening of the Conference [item 1]

2.     Election of two Presidents [item 2]

3.     Opening statements

His Excellency Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, President of the Conference

Her Excellency Isabella Lövin, President of the Conference

His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

His Excellency Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly

His Excellency Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council

Mr. Wu Hongbo, Secretary-General of the Conference

4.     Adoption of the rules of procedure (A/CONF.230/2) [item 3]

5.     Adoption of the agenda of the Conference (A/CONF.230/1) [item 4]

6.     Election of officers other than the Presidents [item 5]

7.     Organization of work, including the establishment of subsidiary bodies, and other organizational matters (A/CONF.230/3) [item 6]

8.     Credentials of representatives to the Conference: Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee [item 7 (a)]

9.     General debate [item 8]

Address by His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic

Address by His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, Constitutional President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Address by His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic

Address by His Excellency Peter Christian, President and Head of Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Address by His Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru

Address by His Excellency Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Address by His Excellency Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr., President of the Republic of Palau

Address by His Excellency Vincent Meriton, Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles

Address by His Excellency Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister and Minister of Public Utilities of Tuvalu

Address by His Excellency Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

Address by His Excellency Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Energy, Minister for National Security, Public Administration, Disaster Management, Home Affairs, Information and Implementation of Grenada

Address by His Excellency Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

 

  • Jun 05 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall