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The EU Delegation will organise a series of nine online webinars in different policy areas ranging from green recovery to trade to public health, bringing together EU and Japanese experts to discuss the impact, policy response and EU-Japan cooperation regarding COVID-19.


Oceans have a major role in our everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. Oceans are a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere. Healthy oceans are a prerequisite for our own health and for that of our planet. The new EU Biodiversity Strategy therefore puts a strong emphasis on the protection of the ocean. On World Oceans Day we mark the importance of the ocean and celebrate together both its wealth and its beauty.

5 June 2020, New York – European Union Statement at the Ambassadorial-level meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission on the impact of COVID-19 in Peacebuilding Contexts (via virtual platform)