Monaco statement reinforces the voices of philanthropic community in global ocean action

Community Jameel and other organisations reaffirmed their commitment to the Ocean Decade mission at the signing of the Monaco Statement 2023 during the Third Ocean Decade Foundations Dialogue on 14-26 June 2023 in Monaco.


Already signed by 24 Foundations, a joint statement amplifying the role of the philanthropic community in global ocean action as part of the Ocean Decade was launched on the sidelines of the SDG Summit 2023 in New York City, USA.

The Monaco Statement 2023 was developed on the occasion of the Third Ocean Decade Foundations Dialogue Meeting co-organized on 14-16 June 2023 in Monaco. The meeting was hosted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, a long-standing partner of the Ocean Decade and founding member of the Ocean Decade Alliance, and co-organised with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in its role as coordinating agency of the Decade.

During three days, leaders from over 30 philanthropic organizations placed at the center of discussions the crucial role that their community plays in the global Ocean Decade movement through targeted investment in ocean science and knowledge. To further support ambitious actions and high-impact solutions in ocean science, they defined a joint action framework that extends beyond foundations at national, regional and international scales. Structured around four priority areas, it addresses multiple key initiatives and tools aimed at facilitating support to both ongoing and future Ocean Decade Actions, and highlighting the importance of creating best practices and standards for philanthropic engagement.

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