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31-10-2019

Common Declaration from the European and Chinese aquariums to support the Ocean Decade

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

During the EUAC Conference 2019, 90 European aquariums and 200 Chinese aquariums signed a Common Declaration in response to the calls of the United Nations, governernments and citizens to implement actions to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the 2030 Agenda.

In a rapidly-changing world, both environmental and societal, aquariums must evolve to better meet the expectations of their audiences. Their mission – spread awareness on the marine environment, increase understanding of its importance and the need to preserve it – must take into account these upheavals and accompany them.

Thus, the European Union of Aquariums Curators (E.U.A.C) would like to initiate and drive the dissemination of information to encourage participation in the United Nations Decade for Oceanic Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as a coordinator.

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