Yemaya Articles

  • :55
  • :September
  • :2017


In the name of future generations

The Women’s Major Group had the opportunity to present a position paper at the United Nations Ocean’s Conference held in New York in June this year

By Vivienne Solis Rivera,Member, ICSF and CoopeSolidar R.L. Costa Rica

The Women’s Major Group (WMG) was created at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Since then, the Group has been recognized by the United Nations (UN) in its deliberations on Sustainable Development, and since 1996 in the United Nations Environment Programme. With over 1300 member organizations and networks from every region of the world, the Group has called for joint efforts for the conservation, sustainability and fair use of ocean resources; a defence of the Commons; and careful attention to social, economic and ecological sustainability in all oceans-related decisions arising from the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference held in New York between 5 and 9 June 2017. On behalf of the WMG, I presented a Position Paper at the Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly on 7 June 2017, outlining the Group’s demand


A memorable address

Representing a fishing community from India, Lisba Yesuda delivered a Plenary Session address at the United Nations Ocean Conference

By Friends of Marine Life team, India