PALAU CALLS FOR ZONING THE OCEAN IN UN SPEECH

New York, March 23, 2015: His Excellency Mr. Stuart Beck, UN Ambassador for Oceans and Seas of the Republic of Palau, spoke at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on "Sustainable Development Goals and Targets" for the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the United Nations.  

Ambassador Beck motivated the audience with a call to zone the ocean, "This is a challenging and unique task, since it entails more than the sum of national waters, but also, the high seas. Creativity and determination will be required, but the alternative, an empty ocean, is an outcome that is too dangerous to contemplate."

To view the entire speech, please click here.