260,000 People Call for a New International Agreement to Protect the High Seas

Date: 22nd September 2014

On Sunday evening, September 21, as leaders from around the world gathered in New York City at the start of the UN General Assembly’s 69th session, Global Ocean Commissioner co-chair Trevor Manuel, together with National Geographic explorer-in-residence Dr. Sylvia Earle, delivered a petition to His Excellency UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson at an event organized by The Ocean Elders. Reaching over 260,000 signatures, the petition asks UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to support a call to the UN General Assembly to initiate negotiations for a high seas agreement to protect ocean health for the future.

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