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Chile becomes the first country to ratify historic UN Ocean Treaty

Chile has made history by becoming the first country worldwide to ratify the UN Ocean Treaty, a landmark agreement aimed at safeguarding marine biodiversity in international waters. The accord, reached last March after a decade of negotiations, designates 30% of the oceans as protected areas by 2030 to preserve and restore marine ecosystems.
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"The approval of this treaty confirms our country's commitment to the ocean," said the Chilean Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren. Chile's Senate unanimously approved the agreement, signed by UN member countries last year, overcoming delays related to funding and fishing rights disagreements.
Chile has offered the port city of Valparaíso, located 110km from the capital Santiago, as the headquarters for the Treaty's Secretariat.
"It's excellent news for the oceans and their biodiversity," remarked Estefanía González, Greenpeace Chile's Deputy Campaign Director. "We hope this sets a powerful signal for other countries to ratify it, bringing it into force soon," "It's historic for Chile to take this first step, sending a crucial and urgent signal," emphasized González.
The new treaty establishes protected zones that will impose limits on fishing, shipping routes, and exploration activities such as deep-sea mining, aiming to address the endangerment of nearly 10% of the world's marine species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). For the treaty to take effect, it must be ratified by at least 60 countries, a milestone anticipated to be reached before the UN Oceans Conference in France in June 2025.




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  • George Kariuki

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    Chile's leadership sets a powerful example for other countries to follow and accelerates the momentum towards ratifying the treaty.

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    • walter lungayi

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      Great news for marine conservation efforts! Chile's ratification of the UN Ocean Treaty sets a positive example for other countries to follow in protecting our oceans.

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      • dickson mutai

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        Setting a crucial precedent for global efforts. Let's protect our oceans and biodiversity :)

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        • Joseph Githinji

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          @dickson_mutai True, more nations should join Chile in this great initiative.

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          • Joseph Githinji

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            This are inspiring news, this ratification means alot in the journey to protect marine life and clean oceans. I hope more natuons will follow in this footsteps going into the future.

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            • johnte ndeto

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              Safeguarding marine biodiversity is quite promising towards protecting aquatic life at large

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              • Rashid Kamau

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                Safeguarding our oceans is crucial for the health of our planet, other nations should as well follow suit.

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                • Gorffly mokua

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                  It is a positive sign that countries are taking the necessary steps to prioritize the oceans' health & sustainability, and we hope that more countries follow Chile's lead in ratifying this important agreement.👏👏

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

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                    This is a great step and we hope that other countries can emulate Chile

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                  • Princess

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                    This initiative sets a positive example for other nations to follow in promoting marine conservation.

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                    • Rotich Kim

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                      This is significant good to our acquatic animal there life is safe

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                      • Tabitha Kimani

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                        Leading by example is really inspiring. We need robust actions from all over the world to save the planet.

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                        • Kevin

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                          This ratification shows great leadership in the Chilean administration. Good work

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                          • Esther Wanjiku

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                            @Kevin Great leadership

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                          • Marine Stephan

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                            This is great news!!!! Chile is showing some real leadership now, I hope other countries will follow its example very soon!

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