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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PM World Library

8 June 2021 – Dallas, TX, USA and Paris, France – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to protecting the Earth’s oceans in honor of World Oceans Day.  The new resource is titled “Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)“ and is the United Nations body responsible for supporting global ocean science and services.

The IOC enables its 150 Member States to work together to protect the health of our shared oceans by coordinating programmes in areas such as ocean observations, tsunami warnings and marine spatial planning. Since it was established in 1960, the IOC has provided a focus for all other United Nations bodies that are working to understand and improve the management of our oceans, coasts and marine ecosystems.

Today, the IOC is supporting all its Member States to build their scientific and institutional capacity in order to achieve the global goals including the UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The IOC sponsors, organizes and performs dozens of programmes and projects around the world each year.  For those interested in working on ocean information, science or preservation projects, learn more from the IOC.

To access this resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the PMWL at Under "Solving Global Environmental Problems", select “Ocean Restoration and Protection”.  Free access, registration and login not required.