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Saudi Arabia participates in UN Maritime Conference for the first time

Jeddah: The Saudi Arabian Pavilion opened on June 28th in Lisbon, Portugal, at the 2022 United Nations Marine Conference, which will be held until July 1st.

The Saudi Arabian Pavilion, entitled “Blue Saudi,” aims to shed light on the health of the Red Sea, the study of the Red Sea’s unique habitats and ecosystems, and the king’s leading role in the conservation and regeneration of the region. And.

The second edition of the 2022 United Nations Maritime Conference was held on June 27, co-sponsored by the Governments of Portugal and Kenya.

It aims to stimulate global efforts to rebuild marine life and highlight the important role that oceans play in stabilizing the climate system.

The first edition of the conference was held in 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Scale-up of science and innovation-based marine behavior for the implementation of Goal 14: Inventories, Partnerships, and Solutions.”

According to the United Nations website, the Sustainable Development Goal 14 is about “living underwater” and is one of the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations in 2015. development.

In line with the United Nations Decade of Marine Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasizes the importance of international unity to support the survival of the ocean and marine life. did.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Guterres said in a statement at the opening ceremony of the conference:

He added: Global warming is pushing seawater temperatures to record levels, creating more intense and more frequent storms … we all need to do more together. “

Saudi Arabia has previously made several important efforts, including increasing the proportion of marine protected areas to 30% of water bodies and planting 100 million mangroves by 2030, as part of a broader ambition to promote sustainability. Was announced.

Dr. Mohammad Carban, Head of the Saudi Arabia Delegation to the United Nations Maritime Conference, said:

“The goal is to play a role in connecting and connecting countries adjacent to these areas to ensure that a comprehensive approach to the protection of the Red Sea has been developed and successfully delivered. “

Qurban, CEO of the Saudi Arabia National Wildlife Center, said: Today, we are facing some of the biggest challenges facing people and the planet. “

The “Blue Saudi” pavilion presents many ambitions and ongoing efforts in the field of ocean regeneration.

The Red Sea is the warmest and saltiest sea in the world, and the Kingdom focuses on researching these unique habitats as it provides a home for vast coral reef banks and a narrow, deep central axis as large as the Great Barrier Reef. Putting a better understanding of their difficult situation.

We also aim to develop technologies that expand coral habitat and prosper biodiversity.

On the first day, the Pavilion talks about the role of science and innovation that enables the regeneration and development of the Red Sea, and how meaningful partnerships and collaborations, combined with good governance, drive positive action in the marine environment. Hosted an event to promote.

To register your interests and attend the event, please visit: www.bluesaudi.com

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