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Our Ocean is Sacred, You Can’t Mine Heaven

Our Sacred Ocean, a monumental tapestry created by the Keiskamma Art Project, recently made its public debut as part of the South African National Arts Festival exhibition Our Ocean is Sacred, You Can’t Mine Heaven (23 June – 3 July 2022). Curated by Hub researcher Dylan McGarry, the exhibition was conceived during ongoing dialogue with […]

Customary Law, Tangible & Intangible Heritage, and ocean governance workshops

For the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA), the One Ocean Hub’s Customary Laws of the Coast and Sea Research Group are in the midst of organising a series of workshops on customary laws and (in)tangible heritage within ocean governance. These are being organised by Bola Erinosho (University of Cape Coast), Mia Strand […]

Advancing human right to science through capacity building for deep sea research

One Ocean Hub Research Programme 4 has been endorsed as a Decade Action project (No. 89.2) forming part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. One Ocean Hub Research Programme 4 is a strand of the One Ocean Hub , an international programme of transdisciplinary research for sustainable development. Focusing on […]

Reflections on the Ocean at the Climate Intersessional Conference 2022

Ahead of the UN Ocean Conference (27 June to 1 July 2022), this blog post reflects on key points expressed at the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue, held on 9 June 2022 during the 56th meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

Contributing to the new mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights

In June 2022, the One Ocean Hub responded to a call for input by the newly mandated UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection on human rights in the context of climate change, Mr Ian Fry. The call was on the topic ‘Promotion and protection of human rights in the context of mitigation, adaptation […]

Contributing to the Ocean Discussions at the Climate Bonn Meeting 2022

Following the integration of the ocean into the Glasgow Climate Pact in November 2021, the Bonn Climate Meeting (6–16 June 2022), provided an opportunity to share the One Ocean Hub’s key messages on integrated approaches to the climate-ocean-human rights nexus during the poster session of the Research Dialogue and to bring local voices to the […]

Engaging with unep on ocean plastics, environmental justice and human rights

On Worlds Ocean Day, 8th June 2022, the UN Environment Programme released a new e-learning course co-developed with the One Ocean Hub on multilateral environmental agreements and ocean plastic (SDG 14.1), which integrates international human rights law. The course titled “Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution: Legal Frameworks” is available on UNEP InforMEA platform (the UN […]

Advancing Alliances for Better Protecting Small-Scale Fishers’ Human Rights at World Oceans Week

Introduction An enlightening and powerful start to this year’s World Oceans Week (WOW) placed a special attention to the human rights of small-scale fishers, fishworkers and their communities around the world. On 6th June, the One Ocean Hub organized, in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the […]

Launching knowledge-translation platform: One Ocean Learn

During the UN Ocean Conference, the One Ocean Hub and UNITAR will launch the One Ocean Learn platform (at the event “From Ocean Knowledge to Action: Developing Capacity to Create a Sustainable Ocean Economy” on 30th June). The Hub and the Green Development and Climate Change Programme Unit of UNITAR have been working over the […]