73rd UNGA Annual Session on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

On Tuesday, December 11, the UN adopted the annual resolution on oceans and the law of the sea, which refers in particular to the meeting held in Monaco in 2017 by the Monaco Scientific Center and the International Space Agency. atomic energy on the socio-economic impacts of ocean acidification.

This text also mentions the General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative held in Monaco from 5 to 7 December 2018.

Florian Botto, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN in New York © DR
Florian Botto, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN in New York © DR

In his speech, Florian Botto, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN in New York, recalled the commitment of HSH the Sovereign Prince in favor of marine protected areas and marine science, particularly in the framework of the “Explorations of Monaco”.

He also mentioned the 3 rd  Meeting of the Signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks, held this week in the Principality.

Finally, he highlighted the fact that climate change and ocean health are linked and that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present a special report on the ocean and the cryosphere with of climate change, in September 2019 in Monaco.

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