The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on July 01 published a flagship report on the state of the world's oceans.
The first edition of UNESCO's "State of the Ocean Report" (StOR) was launched during the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 27 June to 1 July.
IOC-UNESCO is the main United Nations body for the international coordination of marine sciences, to improve management of the world's oceans, coasts and marine resources.
The Commission enables 150 Member States to work together by coordinating programs on capacity development, ocean observation and services, ocean science and tsunami warnings, and economic and social issues. The State of the Ocean Report compiles the most up-to-date knowledge on the state of the world's oceans, from pollution to biodiversity, to assist key policy-makers in making informed decisions on ocean protection and sustainable planning.
The first edition of the Report includes contributions from over 100 renowned experts across all major marine science fields. Subsequent editions will also invite contributions from other United Nations agencies,