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United Nations members sign treaty to protect marine life

Members of the United Nations adopted the first-ever treaty to protect marine life in the high seas on Monday, with the U.N.’s chief hailing the historic agreement as giving the ocean “a fighting chance.” Delegates from the 193 member nations burst into applause and then stood up in a sustained standing ovation when Singapore’s ambassador on ocean issues, Rena Lee, who presided over the negotiations, banged her gavel after hearing no objections to the treaty’s approval. Oceans produce most of the oxygen we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide, which makes them increasingly critical in reducing carbon emissions that fuel global warming. Yet, currently only 1% of the vast ocean areas are protected. A treaty to protect biodiversity in waters outside national boundaries, known as the high seas, covering nearly half of earth’s surface, had been under discussion for more than 20 years, but efforts repeatedly stalled until March. That’s when delegates to an intergovernmental conference established by the U.N. General Assembly agreed on a treaty which was then subject to legal scrutiny and translated into the U.N.’s six official languages. https://apnews.com/article/high-seas-treaty-agreement-biodiversity-marine-ce2ed36000f3a3bde99e9e5b111641bf

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  • Daniel Waweru

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    This is encouraging, putting marine life into consideration. Such treaty should last forever

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    • George Kariuki

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      This milestone marks an important step forward in global marine conservation efforts and offers hope for the future of our oceans.

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      • monicah mbesu

        51 w

        Marine life should be protected at all cost

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        • We Don't Have Time

          52 w

          Dear Kevin Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to United Nations and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Bertie We Don't Have Time

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          • Harrison wambui

            52 w

            This is very great

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            • Edwin wangombe

              52 w

              Kudos to the UN . This was necessary

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              • Komu Daniel

                52 w

                Nice move

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  52 w

                  I like this!also marine life matters too.

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  52 w

                  Also strict measures should be in place to ensure that those who will not adhere to this are held accountable.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    52 w

                    @gorffly_mokua Yes, I agree 💯

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                  • Annett Michuki..

                    52 w

                    this is a great move

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                    • Ingmar Rentzhog

                      52 w

                      Love it! We can do it! Best news of the week!

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                      • Joseph Githinji

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                        It's lovely when nations work in synergy to foresee a sustainable environment. This pact will save marine life in a great way.

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                        • Kevin

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                          @joseph_githinji Greta to see the UN spearheading efforts to sustain the marine lives

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