Voluntary commitments for the Ocean are initiatives voluntarily undertaken by Governments, the
United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international and regional
financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations, academic
and research institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic
organizations and other actors - individually or in partnership - that aim to contribute to the
implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.
The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first
global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over
4,000 participants from around the world are coming
together to learn how to build a sustainable blue economy.
All stakeholders attending the Sustainable Blue Economy
Conference - on the ground or from afar - are encouraged to register their voluntary
commitments to advance SDG 14 now.
REGISTRY OF COMMITMENTS
All commitments will be included in the global UN Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary
Commitments (oceanconference.un.org), as a concrete contribution from the Sustainable Blue
All commitments will be made publicly available in the UN
Ocean Conference Registry, and may choose to join any of
the nine Communities of Ocean Action that have been
established to facilitate follow-up of commitments through
collaboration and networking amongst different actors in
support of SDG 14, and contribute to the next anticipated UN Ocean Conference in 2020.