Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean to highlight urgency for increasing ocean protection

Young environmentalist Ralyn “Lilly” Satidtarnasarn and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Ambassador Peter Thomson are among the high-level officials, experts, researchers and civil society representatives coming together in Bangkok on 8 November 2019 to draw attention on the urgent need in the region to take action on protecting our ocean.

The second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), aims to build a shared understanding on opportunities to protect the ocean and all forms of life below water through sustainable fisheries, sustainable shipping and elimination of marine pollution, including through enhanced regional collaboration.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend the second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean.

What: Opening of the second Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean
When: 8 November 2019, 0900 – 1000hrs
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok
Key speakers:
- Ms. Armida Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
- Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
- H.E. Francisco Vaz Patto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Portugal
- Ms. Ralyn Satidtanasarn, Youth representative

Media Accreditation
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, T: (66) 2288 1869; E: [email protected]