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Mainstreaming ocean art and culture in ocean management

This year is the third year running that the One Ocean Hub has been the United Nations (UN) Friends of the World Ocean Day. On 7th  June 2022, the Hub organised the webinar titled “Blue Heritage: The Role of Ocean Art and Culture in Ocean Science and Management”  as part of our series of events […]

The WTO’s Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. ‘It’s good, but it’s not quite right’

After much anticipation, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have reached an historic Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies that seeks to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In this blog post, we provide a rapid assessment of this development, after reflecting on the state of global fisheries and key facts about fisheries subsidies. We then […]

Making progress on the international recognition of the human right to a healthy environment

Hub Director Elisa Morgera was invited to the eighth Glion Human Rights Dialogue on 16-17 May 2022 in Switzerland, to focus on the question: “the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – what does it mean for States, for rights-holders and for nature?” The Glion Human Rights Dialogue is a high-level event bringing […]

Protecting Children’s Rights in the context of Ghana’s Fisheries

This blogpost explores the responsibility of the Ghanaian government to protect the human rights of children to education and against exploitation in the context of the challenges confronting Ghana’s fisheries, especially local communities, where fishing is a major source of employment and livelihood. Challenges facing Ghana’s Fishing Communities Several challenges confront Ghana’s fishing communities; pressing […]

What can be learnt globally from the UK-based project “Leave No One Behind”?

“Leaving No One Behind” is a UK-based research project which seeks to understand the relationship that an urban coastal community has with the ocean, and the degree to which Ocean Literacy, defined as an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you – and your influence on the ocean, is a relatable and relevant narrative in […]

How art can support the advancement of human rights and the ocean

At the core of the work of the One Ocean Hub is the interdependence of human rights and a healthy ocean, with a view to bridging current disconnections in law, science and society through collaborative and innovative research projects. Some of the most promising areas of research are centred around the use of different art […]

Highlighting critical gaps in decision making on deep-seabed mining

  On 5th May 2022, the One Ocean Hub was invited by the World Economic Forum to contribute to a webinar on “Decision-Making on Deep-Sea Mineral Stewardship: A Supply Chain Perspective.” The webinar served to discuss a white paper commissioned by the Forum on the potential exploitation of deep-sea minerals from the perspective of the […]

Highlighting the role of the ocean in the context of children’s rights to a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in the midst of a climate crisis

‘The climate crisis is many things, but it is also a child rights crisis.’- Phillip Jaffé Work on a new UN General Comment on Children’s Rights to a Healthy Environment continues (see here and here), with a zero-draft announced to be made available for public comment in October 2022, and the finalization of the Comment […]

Get engaged in the Hub-FAO collaboration on small-scale fishers’ human rights during IYAFA

The Hub and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are launching a deeper reflection on how to ensure the protection of small-scale fishers’ human rights during the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA). We will start with: a high-level event titled “Exploring Challenges, Opportunities and Alliances for the Protection of Small-scale Fishers’ […]