This brief is intended to provide general information on the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference on scaling up ocean actions based on science and innovation for the
implementation of Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14), with a view to stimulating more active, engaged participation of the Caribbean in the discussions. The
United Nations Ocean Conference will be co-chaired by Kenya and Portugal, and hosted by the Government of Portugal in Lisbon, during 2021. The objective of this conference is consistent with the 2017 UN General Assembly proclamation on the Decade of Ocean
Science (2021-2030) for Sustainable Development. The focused attention that is being given to ocean science is intended to mobilize the support of governments and global
ocean stakeholders towards the shaping of a common framework that will most effectively harness ocean science to support countries in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development. The Conference aims to promote science-based innovation and the mapping of sustainable development solutions through global ocean action.