21 years since this issue was first discussed at the UN at the Informal Consultative Process meeting in 2002.
1 whole new generation “Z” has been born.
1,700,000,000 extra people on the planet.
5 years since the UN agreed a resolution to start negotiating a treaty.
5,300,000 people signed their names to a petition calling for a strong treaty.
6 intergovernmental negotiating conferences (okay- one is “resumed”).
26,820 times the @HighSeasAllianc Twitter handle was used in 2022.
2000 scientists from around the world signed a letter supporting a strong treaty
7 Our Ocean Conferences.
2 UN Ocean Conferences.
1 global pandemic
2 years of delayed negotiations.
43,416 High Seas Treaty video streams on social media in 2022.
30×30 ocean protection target agreed in 2022.
8 previous years were 8 warmest on record.
2,000 marine species new to science added each year to the World Register of Marine Species
5,223 mentions of #HighSeasTreaty on Twitter in 2022
50 organisations member of High Seas Alliance.
1,298 statements by governments and NGOs on the High Seas Alliance Treaty Tracker page.
0.8% of High Seas in implemented fully and highly protected areas.
The time is more than ripe! Future generations are counting on this.
Let’s secure 1 strong High Seas Treaty on March 3 at the UN in New York in 2023.
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