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The ocean is included in the zero draft of the UN General Comment on Children’s rights to a healthy environment

We are delighted to see the ocean included in the Zero Draft of a new UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s human rights and a healthy environment  (‘the Zero Draft’). This development follows months of inputs and engagements with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, and partners based on our […]

Fostering Cooperation to Advance the Protection of Small-Scale Fishers’ Human Rights

This blogpost summarises key points discussed during the webinar titled, “Fostering Cooperation Among Relevant UN bodies to Advance Small-Scale Fishers’ Human Rights in the Face of Climate Change” organised for the COP27 Virtual Ocean Pavilion on 14 November 2022. The webinar panel brought together SSF representatives, researchers, and representatives from different UN bodies to exchange […]

raising unity in ocean-climate action

Collaborative and cooperative approaches are being used to progress the ocean in the climate, biodiversity and sustainable development agendas. The closing event of COP27 Ocean Pavilion reflected on what we have learnt about cooperation, in the light of the outcomes and expectations from the major ocean events of 2022. The One Ocean Hub participated in […]

The First Hub special issue is out, drawing focus on The ocean, sustainable development and human rights

The One Ocean Hub is pleased to announce that we have published the first special issue of an international peer-reviewed journal as a collective endeavour across Global South and Global North researchers at different stages of their career. The special issue is focused on the ocean, sustainable development and human rights and appears in the […]

linking a healthy ocean with health

This blog post provides an overview of the One Ocean Hub’s participation in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77). Hub researcher, Claire Lajaunie, organized two virtual sessions where Hub researchers participated. The sessions on “One Health and the Ocean” and “Protection of Biodiversity and Ecosystems were held respectively on 19 […]

Blue carbon – climate change and ecosystem services

The ocean is integral to the delivery of global processes that regulate the climate and enable humanity to thrive (and in fact protect basic human rights). At COP26 in November 2021, the ocean was officially integrated into all areas of work at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the first time, but […]

Connecting with indigenous knowledge through art-based research: Netai en Namou Toc at COP27

One Ocean Hub is thrilled to announce that our community-led art-based research project Netai en Namou Toc (Stories of Mother Ocean) will be showcased at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion at COP27 on Thursday 17 November, 10.00-10.55am (Egypt time). Led by the Erromango Cultural Association in Vanuatu, the project foregrounds indigenous knowledge of the sea […]

Experience the many layers of relevance of Empatheatre for COP27

We are delighted and excited that the UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Secretariat has invited our Empatheatre colleagues from South Africa to perform in person the award-winning theatre play Lalela uLwandle (Listen to the Sea in isiZulu) at the Capacity-building Hub of the Blue Zone of COP27 (14th November 2022, 17.40-18.40 Egypt […]

spotlight on early-career researchers: mitchell lennan

Introduce yourself, your research area and where you work. Hello! My name is Mitchell Lennan, and I am an early-career researcher (ECR) in law and the marine environment from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been part of the Hub since 2018, and my research focuses on ocean law and governance in […]