World Oceans Day

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas…

Towards an Integrated Western Indian Ocean Ocean Governance Strategy

“The African ocean territories are of strategic importance on the continent, as they provide opportunities to fisheries, aquaculture, and blue economy activities,” Ms. Olushola Olayide, from the African Union (AU) proclaimed in her opening remarks at the virtual meeting of Regional Economic Communities and Commissions on the Development of an Ocean Governance Strategy for the Western…

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Celebrating World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

With World Environment Day (5 June) and World Oceans Day (8 June) approaching, the Nairobi Convention Secretariat is excited to share updates on how countries and stakeholders are working to protect, conserve, and manage the Western Indian Ocean region. Read about the updates and progress: Click on the arrows to view in full screen.