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China establishes National Decade Committee

Ministry of Natural Resources of China, 29.09.2022

The Chinese National Decade Committee was officially established in Beijing on 19th August 2022.

The Chairman of the Committee is Mr. Wang Guanghua, the Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), and the Members are the representatives from 13 ministries including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Finance. The office of the Committee is located in the Department of International Cooperation of MNR.

The Committee will encourage and coordinate relevant departments and institutions in China to mobilize all kinds of resources and to formulate and implement the China Ocean Decade Action Framework.

Meanwhile, the Committee will also act as the China Committee of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO to further strengthen the close cooperation with the IOC.

Under the framework of the Ocean Decade, the Committee will seek to develop the blue partnership with other countries across the world and build cooperation in marine scientific innovation, marine ecological environment protection and global ocean governance. Joining in hands, we will strive to make commitments to achieve “the science we need for the ocean we want”.

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