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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’ […]

in-person event in lisbon: The future and ocean WE (ALL) want: Inclusion and integration for strong, sustainable and equitable blue economies  

In person event in Lisbon When: 28th June 2022, 13:00-15:00 Lisbon Time (12:00-14:00 GMT) Venue: Alfama room, Tivoli Oriente Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal (across the street from the Conference Blue Zone) Advancing inclusive, sustainable and equitable blue economies at the UN Ocean Conference Side-event report The side-event titled ‘The future and ocean WE (ALL) want: Inclusion […]

Hub-led events in june 2022

HUB-LED PANELS FOR THE 2022 SUMMER/WINTER SCHOOL ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT For the second year running, the One Ocean Hub will share research findings and methods at the Summer/Winter School on Human rights and the Environment (20-28 June 2022) co-hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Network for Human Rights […]

One Ocean Hub’ Upcoming Event for the World Ocean Week 2022

For third year running, the One Ocean Hub has been among the ‘Friends of United Nations (UN) World Oceans Week’ and contributed to the worldwide celebrations and discussions on matters concerning the ocean. This year’s theme ‘Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean’ sheds light on how the ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet […]