First-Ever World Ocean Festival
On Sunday June 4, the World Ocean Festival serves as an all-day rallying point, a collective platform and a concerted voice for the millions of people and organizations who care deeply about the Ocean and who stand together to ensure a sustainable future. The World Ocean Festival features an Ocean March; a first-of-its kind parade of large and small boats that moves over 10 nautical miles around New York Harbor from the Hudson to East River. On land, the festival celebrates art, education, innovation and tools for ocean action in an Ocean Village in Gantry State Park in Long Island City, New York overlooking the East River.
H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly remarked: “The City of New York has shown great leadership in embracing the Sustainable Development Goals, and we welcome the announcement of this public event in support of The Ocean Conference and Sustainable Development Goal 14. This is a critical time for the Ocean. We must rally together and drive conservation and sustainable management of Ocean’s resources.”
Focus On SDG #14
Tackling Ocean Issues and Embracing Solutions
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The City of New York and The Global Brain are joined by leaders in ocean conservation, advocacy, and sustainable development our Founding Partners Ocean Elders, Mission Blue, and Oceanic, as well Core Supporters including Peace Boat, Connect4Climate, Ocean Collectiv and NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY. The event is made possible by support from Founding Sponsor Toyota USA, creator of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle.
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