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SDG 13

Our ocean is under threat from the effects of climate change, over-fishing, pollution and loss of biodiversity. Our future depends on a clean and healthy ocean, where protection and sustainable use go hand in hand. Safeguarding the ocean for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency. The EU is at the forefront of climate action. As the 2019 worldwide #EUBeachCleanUp campaign nears the end, the EU welcomes this year’s #OurOcean conference in Oslo where it announces its commitments to protect the ocean.


Deux sommets importants se sont tenus cette semaine en marge de l’AGNU. Il s'agit du Sommet Action Climat des Nations unies et du Sommet des Nations unies sur les objectifs de développement durable, lors desquels l'UE a fait part de sa ferme volonté d'exécuter le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 en faveur d’un monde pacifique et prospère, où le bien-être humain sur une planète en bonne santé occupe une place centrale.

Esta semana se han celebrado dos cumbre importantes en paralelo a la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas: la Cumbre de la ONU sobre la Acción Climática y la Cumbre de la ONU sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, en las que la UE ha manifestado su firme compromiso de lograr los objetivos de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible en pro de un mundo pacífico y próspero, que tenga el bienestar humano en un planeta saludable como eje central.

Two important summits took place in the margins of UNGA this week - The UN Climate Action Summit and the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals - where the EU expressed its strong commitment on accomplishing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development towards a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core.

Realizaram¬ se duas importantes cimeiras à margem da Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas esta semana – a Cimeira das Nações Unidas sobre a Ação Climática e a Cimeira das Nações Unidas sobre os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável – por ocasião das quais a UE manifestou o seu forte empenho na realização da Agenda 2030 para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável rumo a um mundo pacífico e próspero, em que o bem¬ estar humano num planeta saudável ocupa um lugar central.

A blue sky above the Belgian coast, blue EU and UN flags flying, and none other than the blue Smurfs in their homeland, a perfect setting for a gathering of around 2000 students on a mission to save the blue planet. This was just one of the first actions taking place in the margins of the #EUBeachCleanUp – a global campaign for climate, happening on or around 21 September, World Coastal Cleanup Day. This day also marks the International Day of Peace, and also happens to be the day when in New York the UN Youth Climate Summit brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers to showcase climate solutions and engage with global leaders on this defining issue of our time. Adolescents and youths from different walks of life…. together with international organisations and global partners… all with one goal: joining forces in this global fight… a peaceful fight… committed to combatting climate change!

We have one Earth… and we all share it. Many environmental challenges are global by nature, and can only be tackled through a comprehensive approach that works far beyond the borders of the EU, like the issue of climate change. As we mark World Environment Day, Climate Diplomacy Weeks are underway and several EU Delegations and partners around the world are actively doing their bit for the environment and to protect our planet.

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