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Integrating the ocean in UNEP’s inaugural Winter/Summer School on Human Rights and the Environment

The Hub contributed to the inaugural Summer/Winter School on Human Rights and the Environment organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment on 21 -25 June 2021 under theme “Critical Perspectives in Human Rights and the Environment.” Hub research by Dylan McGarry and Taryn Pereira, […]

The Food and Agriculture Organization and the One Ocean Hub co-organised webinar on Namibia’s Small-Scale Fisheries

This blogpost reports on the cross-sharing of experiences between the Namibia Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, and key national, regional and international partners and stakeholders in the small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector through a webinar series that was co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the One Ocean Hub on 10-11th June 2021. […]

One Ocean Hub Submits Written Evidence to the UK Parliament on Climate Change and the SDGs

In May 2020, One Ocean Hub submitted written evidence to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament International Development Committee on Climate, Development on the UK’s priority for hosting the Climate COP26. This blog post summarizes the recommendations we made to the UK Government so that its work on climate change, the ocean and development can contribute […]

One Ocean Hub holds a “Deep-sea Life Summit”

Hub researchers gathered for the Deep-sea Life Summit, an internal mini-conference on the ongoing negotiations at the UN on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) on 29-30 April 2021. At the […]

Calling attention to indigenous peoples’ collective rights to marine spaces and resources at the UN

On 21 April 2021, Prof Elisa Morgera highlighted the need to focus not only on land, but also on marine areas and resources, at an international event titled “Sustainable Development Goal 16 and Indigenous Peoples’ collective rights.” The event was organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of the 20th Session […]

Prof Morgera advises European External Action Service on Marine Biodiversity and Human Rights

Prof Elisa Morgera contributed to a European External Action Service (EEAS) virtual roundtable discussion on human rights and the environment organised earlier this month. She called for specific attention to the inter-dependence of marine biodiversity and human rights in international climate and ocean discussions, and for increased protection of ocean defenders, including in the context […]

Prof Morgera delivers training on environmental rights, including of indigenous peoples, small-scale fishers and rural women to FAO

Over 30 legal officers from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in Prof Elisa Morgera’s training session on “International human rights and the environment: what do they mean for the mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO?)” on 30th March-1st April 2021. Prof Morgera emphasized the need to support national legal […]

The Hub’s Contributions to Challenges Highlighted in the Second World Ocean Assessment

The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), published in May 2021, is the major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (the Regular Process). The Regular Process is an integrated assessment of the world’s ocean at the global […]

One Ocean Hub highlights role and needs of small-scale fishers at UN consultations on Environmental Human Rights Defenders

In May One Ocean Hub contributed to a global consultation organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the protection of environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs). The event sought to identify good practices to support environmental human rights defenders and their local communities. In addition, One Ocean Hub researchers contributed to the African regional consultation […]