UTC 30 October 2023, 7:00am - 9:30am | United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand & Online


The Sixth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean will provide a platform for member States and key stakeholders to engage in systematic and inclusive dialogue on priority areas and challenges in Asia-Pacific.

This event is in line with ESCAP/RES/76/1 on “Strengthening cooperation to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.”

Discussions and recommendations collected at the Sixth Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean will be considered at the Asia-Pacific dialogue in late 2024 in Bangkok, in preparation for the 2025 UN Ocean Conference.


The hybrid event will begin with a plenary opening, including a keynote speaker who will discuss the main challenges and opportunities for the protection and sustianable develoment of the ocean in Asia-Pacific. This will be followed by three thematic interactive dialogues on

  1. Blue Economy
  2. Governance for Sustainable and Resilient Port Development
  3. Ocean-based climate actions


This event is co-hosted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), within the framework of a Joint Contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.