World leaders call on nations to swiftly ratify U.N. ocean treaty

April 18, 2024

The European Union and the governments of 13 countries urged nations on Tuesday to prioritise the ratification of a U.N. treaty to protect the world's oceans from overfishing and other human activities. So far, four countries - Palau, Chile, Belize and the Seychelles - have formally ratified the treaty, while 89 countries have signed it, expressing their intent to ratify it. In total, more than 400 new commitments amounting to $10 billion were announced during the conference. Environmental groups have also urged Greece to halt its gas exploration plans in the Ionian Sea. The "Our Ocean" conference has mobilised more than 2,160 commitments worth approximately $130 billion since its launch in 2014.

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