Délégation de l'Union européenne auprès de la République de Maurice et de la République des Seychelles


Mauritius , 01/06/2021 - 13:37, UNIQUE ID: 210601_7
Invitations for the press

To mark the World Oceans Day on 8 June, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Commission are organising a webinar with key stakeholders and experts to discuss about the conservation and sustainable use of oceans.



June 8, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM Mauritius time (EST+8, GMT+4)



Online: https://cutt.ly/1nuozOP


  • World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on June 8.
  • The ocean represents over 90% of the planet’s living space.
  • The ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.
  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the world’s oxygen.
  • Today, 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems that contribute to livelihoods are deteriorated or used unsustainably.

What you should know:

  • The European Union and the Indian Ocean Commission have worked together for 33 years now towards the sustainable management of the region's marine resources. Over time, this cooperation has been expanded to include Regional Economic Communities (SADC, COMESA, IGAD, EAC).
  • These regional partners, in collaboration with ECOFISH Programme, plan to mark the World Oceans Day through a webinar. This event will highlight the challenges and opportunities related to the oceans.
  • Following the various discussions, stakeholders will be called upon to make simple but immediate commitments to protect our oceans.

What is the benefit of covering this event?

  • The event will be attended by:
  • the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles,
  • the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission, and
  • representatives of development institutions and organizations at global and regional levels: UNECA, FAO, COMESA, IGAD, SADC, MOI
  • Journalists will be free to interview participants.


Press contacts :

Delegation's Press and Information Section                          IOC Communications Unit

delegation-mauritius-press@eeas.europa.eu                     communication@coi-ioc.org   

                                                                                                       Tel.: (+230) 402 61 00