1st Global Oceans Conference

Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10: Toward the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg (December 3-7, 2001 at UNESCO, Paris)

The First Global Ocean Conference brought together 424 participants from 61 countries to assess progress made in integrated ocean and coastal management since the 1992 Earth Summit (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The conference issued an urgent Call to Action to decision-makers in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) process to develop a detailed action plan for the sustainable development of the world’s oceans and coasts, which was catalytic in placing ocean, coastal, and island issues on the agenda of the 2002 WSSD.

For more information:

2001rep4 1st Global Oceans Conference IISD ENB Report

Reports of the Conference Working Groups

Concluding Statement by the Conference Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs’ Report, Ensuring the Sustainable Development of Oceans and Coasts: A Call to Action

Ministerial Perspectives on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10