Revised Chinese Versions of Implementation Plan and Implementation Plan Summary for the Ocean Decade Released

Recently, the revised Chinese versions of the Implementation Plan and the Implementation Plan Summary for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (hereinafter referred to as the Ocean Decade) were officially released (see Annex), which provided the local governments, scientific research institutes, industrial departments and stakeholders of the Ocean Decade with a better understanding and participation in the Ocean Decade.

The Chinese versions of the Implementation Plan and the Implementation Plan Summary were compiled by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) was entrusted to participate in the revision.

The Ocean Decade is the most important ocean-related initiative launched by the United Nations in recent years. It aims to provide scientific solutions for global ocean governance and realize the sustainable development of the ocean. It has attracted widespread attention from countries around the world.

In 2020, the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly approved the Implementation Plan for the Ocean Decade, which defined its vision, objectives, expected outcomes, challenges, action framework, management and coordination mechanism, evaluation procedures, etc., and provided a framework for trans-regional, cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and cross-generational ocean science actions. The Ocean Decade was officially launched in January 2021, and its implementation will have a far-reaching impact on the development of ocean science and global ocean governance.