Bringing the Ocean to Society
6 Mar 2019
Capacity building discussed during workshop on the World Ocean Assessment
Ocean literacy continues gaining momentum in the international political agenda leading to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The United Nations held a workshop in New York last November on the capacity building needs for the World Ocean Assessment (aka Regular Process). Capacity-building is one of the core objectives of the Regular Process. In accordance with the programme of work for the period 2017-2020 for the second cycle of the Regular Process, a two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event (“the Event”), was held from 24 to 25 January 2019 in New York, in order to provide an opportunity to build awareness and collaboration with respect to capacity-building in support of the Regular Process, including with respect to building capacity to participate in, and make use of, integrated assessments. 

Here you can find all the presentations:


And here is the link to the conclusions document:


A very important note on the prominent role of ocean literacy in this framework states that Increasing ocean literacy at the national level is a foundational element to enable capacity - and capability- building in the national marine science sector. There is a need to step up ocean literacy particularly for children to ensure a better understanding and management in coastal communities”.

The Event was webcast live, and can be viewed at: http://webtv.un.org/

•    Day 1, 10:00-13:00 (Segment 1)
•    Day 1, 15:00-18:00 (Segment 2 and general statements)
•    Day 2, 10:00-13:00 (Segment 2 (cont.) and Segment 3
•    Day 2, 15:00-18:00 (Segment 3 (cont.) and Segment 4)

Key documents


Concept note

Presentations made during the Event

Presentations made by panellists in Segments 1-3

Way forward: Conclusions from the Multi-Stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event

Conclusions from the Multi-Stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event