Side events sponsored by Member States, UN system and other Inter-Governmental Organizations as well as Major Groups and other stake holders, will be organized daily at the UN Headquarters in New York, in the margins of the official meetings of the Ocean Conference. The proposed side event should be closely related to the overarching theme of the Conference “Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14”. The side event should constitute a potential contribution to the outcome of the Ocean Conference.
Side events are open to all accredited and registered participants to the Ocean Conference. Organizers of closed events or invitation only events aiming for an exclusive audience are advised to obtain alternative locations. The Secretariat will make every effort to accommodate all eligible requests for side events. However, due to the high level of demand expected for side events during the Conference, it might not be 2 possible to accommodate all requests at the UN Headquarters. Organizers proposing events that are of a more technical nature or that are not directly related to the above criteria are kindly requested to seek venues in New York outside the UNHQ Complex.