WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business Organization

Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science

Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

There is a need to “strengthen efforts to create a global cross-sectoral industry alliance to

constructively engage in the United Nations and other international processes relevant to oceans,

through organizations such as the World Ocean Council.”

Report on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, Secretary-General of the United Nations, 2010

WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business Organization

Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science

Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

“The private sector network on the sustainable development of oceans… providing business and industry input to

the related intergovernmental processes; and fostering and facilitating information sharing, interaction and

partnerships between the private sector and governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs.

UN Natural Resources Forum Journal, 1999.

”Sustainable Development of Oceans and Coasts: The Role of the Private Sector”, P. Holthus.

WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business Organization

Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science

Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

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WOC-Related Events

2-3 September 2020
Global Arctic Shipping Summit
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Annual WOC Events

SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT
Dates and Host City to be Announced Soon!

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Past WOC Events

23 July 2020
African Oceans Dialogue
Online

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