Chapter activist Ann Pohl
The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter is highlighting the importance of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Oceans on June 5-9.
As noted on the website for the conference, "The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York."
Chapter activist Ann Pohl says, “For an United Nations event like this one, the UN expects its nation members to consult broadly with all concerned organizations, communities, industries, and other stakeholders, to develop a national consensus and commitments. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, known as DFO, is the lead department doing that piece of work for Canada, who held key consultations last week."
Pohl and Halifax-based Council of Canadians organizer Angela Giles joined a DFO teleconference consultation on April 12.