The UN Ocean Conference 2025

The third UN Ocean Conference (UNOC3), co-chaired by the governments of France and Costa Rica, and taking place in Nice, June 2025, will be the next major multilateral opportunity for governments, civil society and all ocean stakeholders to address the most crucial issues facing our ocean.

Why is this a RISE UP Priority Campaign?

UNOC3 marks a pivotal milestone and platform for driving forward the goals and aspirations outlined in the Blue Call To Action. We do not want “business as usual,” the outcome of the conference must drive action with concrete goals, targets and deadlines that will truly result in a wave of change for the ocean. Leading up to UNOC3, a High-level Conference is scheduled in Costa Rica for June 2024. This gathering presents a crucial chance to gather momentum, paving the way for the main event in 2025.

What’s Next

RISE UP’s Blue Call to Action outlines essential aims and objectives necessary to steer the ocean away from crisis. Aligned with its mission for ensuring an equitable and healthy blue future, RISE UP has identified pivotal focal points to generate momentum on the journey towards UN Ocean Conference 2025 (UNOC3). It strongly urges governments to establish concrete commitments at UNOC3 regarding the following critical issues:

How can you help?

As a RISE UP network member, you can join the Members’ Call – Road to UNOC3 – These happen once a month. Email for details.

Keep an eye on our news page and social media for our Deep Dive webinars, concentrating on current issues and events linked to the four priority campaigns and the Blue Call to Action.

Join the RISE UP network  to learn more about our plans, and add your voice to our call to action!

Key Partners

Ocean & Climate Platform

Oceano Azul Foundation