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Celebrating World Oceans Day at the UN


For the second official celebration of World Oceans Day at the UN on 8th June 2010, the Principality of Monaco's permanent mission to the United Nations and the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, organised a special screening of the film “Disneynature Oceans” in the general assembly hall.

This event was made possible thanks to the involvement of the Government of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I Prince of Monaco Foundation, in producing the film which brings to the fore the vital role of the oceans, the biodiversity it contains and the balance that reigns between the various species.

The year 2010, which marks the Oceanographic Museum’s 100th anniversary, also bears witness to important initiatives undertaken in the Principality for the ocean such as the Monaco Blue Initiative and the international coral reef initiative.

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's strong commitment, which is part of our longstanding tradition, was shared with the audience of a number of diplomats and international civil servants.

Via a recorded video message, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince pointed out that our very existence is linked to the oceans and that food security, health, the climate and the means of subsistence for millions of people also are dependent on them.

Speaking of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Prince acknowledged that this established a legal order for the seas and oceans to organise international communications and promote peaceful use of the seas and oceans, the fair and efficient use of their resources, the conservation of their biological resources and the research, protection and preservation of the marine environment.

The Principality of Monaco is continuously increasing its efforts to protect the Mediterranean Sea and intends to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard the wealth of the oceans and marine ecosystems.

Earlier in the day, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative, H.E. Ms Isabelle Picco, who took part in the press conference organised by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea alongside Professor Freestone, Lobingier Visiting Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC, United States and Dr Sylvia Earle, Explorer for the National Geographic, reiterated Monaco’s determination to protect the marine environment and marine biodiversity.

Ambassador Picco also seized the opportunity to announce the launch, on 18th November 2010, of an 18-month interactive exhibition entitled "Que vive la Méditerranée" at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, organised by the Oceanographic Institute, the IAEA laboratory, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Mediterranean Foundation. The exhibition will focus on acidification, large predators, jellyfish and algae.

Ambassador Picco was eager to thank the Consul General in New York, Ms Maguy Maccario-Doyle in her capacity as Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation USA, for her help in organising this event.

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