First Global Conference on Blue Economy to be Held in Nairobi

Kenya and Canada will co-host the conference on the sustainable blue economy, on harnessing the potential of our oceans, seas, and rivers to improve lives

Kenya and Canada will co-host the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy in Nairobi from 26 to 28 November 2018, in an event expected to bring together over 4,000 participants from around the world.

Among the objectives of the event include discussions on pathways towards harnessing the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states.  There will also be discussions on latest innovations and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generationsThe conference will capture concrete commitments and practical actions that can be taken today to help the world transition to the blue economy.

UN entities involved in this initiative
OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
OCHA
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
UN-Habitat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
WMO
World Metereological Organization
WHO
World Health Organization
UN Environment
United Nations Environment Programme
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
WFP
World Food Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNDRR
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
UNV
United Nations Volunteers