One Ocean

Three local stories, one global effort to restore and protect our seas

Chocolate is my business

Strengthening livelihoods and climate-resilient ecosystems in Guatemala

UNDP welcomes new Administrator

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

A Revised Law Sparks New Hope for Restoring Paraguay’s Biodiversity

Paraguay has consistently had one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation and today only 10 per cent of the country’s primary forests remain.

Waves of action

Community solutions, sustainable ocean

10 things you can do to save our ocean

Our ocean is life. It gives us food to eat, fresh water to drink, and jobs to make a living. It protects us from the worst effects of climate change. But humanity hasn’t been too kind to our ocean.

Why we need to save our ocean now—not later | José Troya

Government commitments are crucial now. They range from sustainably managing marine and coastal ecosystems to effectively regulating harvesting and end overfishing or unregulated fishing.

Latinamerica and the Caribbean
Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.