GOAL 14: Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources


The ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution, and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.

UN AI Actions

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations University (UNU)
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology


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