Members

Countries across our blue planet are coming together for a sustainable ocean economy.

Nations large and small, across all ocean basins, at every stage of economic development, at every extreme of the ocean environment from the tropics to the Arctic.

Member
Countries
Account
For

Almost 45%
of global coastlines

At least 35%
of global EEZs

25%
of the world’s fisheries

20%
of the world’s shipping fleet

Australia
Anthony Albanese
Prime Minister of Australia
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Anthony Albanese
Canada
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
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Justin Trudeau
Chile
Gabriel Boric
President of Chile
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Gabriel Boric
Fiji
Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister of Fiji
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Frank Bainimarama
France
Emmanuel Macron
President of France
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Emmanuel Macron
Ghana
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President of Ghana
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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Indonesia
Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
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Joko Widodo
Jamaica
Andrew Holness
Prime Minister of Jamaica
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Andrew Holness
Japan
Fumio Kishida
Prime Minister of Japan
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Fumio Kishida
Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
President of Kenya
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Uhuru Kenyatta
Mexico
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
President of Mexico
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Namibia
Hage G. Geingob
President of Namibia
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Hage G. Geingob
Norway
Jonas Gahr Støre
Prime Minister of Norway
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Jonas Gahr Støre
Palau
Surangel S, Whipps, Jr.
President of Palau
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Surangel S, Whipps, Jr.
Portugal
António Costa
Prime Minister of Portugal
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António Costa
United States
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
President of the United States of America
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Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Supporting Member
Peter Thomson
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
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Peter Thomson

World leaders across 16 countries and 6 continents united in 100% commitment

    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Fiji
    • France
    • Ghana
    • Indonesia
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Kenya
    • Mexico
    • Namibia
    • Norway
    • Palau
    • Portugal
    • United States of America

Co-chaired by Norway and Palau, the Ocean Panel represents nations of highly diverse oceanic, economic and political perspectives. It is supported by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.

Testimonial

Canada is committed to working with our international Ocean Panel leaders, and to developing a comprehensive blue economy strategy.

We are also calling on more world leaders and other partners to join us in turning our goals into reality.

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Testimonial

The climate emergency is an oceanic emergency.

Widespread recognition of the ocean-climate nexus – I believe – is the most powerful aim of our ocean action agenda.

Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister of Fiji
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Ghana is committed to developing a Sustainable Ocean Plan to sustainably manage 100% of our national waters by 2025.

We urge all coastal states to commit to doing the same by the year 2030.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President of Ghana
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Indonesia believes with sustainably managing the ocean our abundant maritime resources will be able to support the economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and become the foundation for building more sustainable development in the future.

We commit to make Indonesia a global maritime fulcrum, embracing the motto Jalesveva Jayamahe ‘Our Glory is at the Ocean’.

Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
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Jamaica has an inextricable connection to the ocean.

The richness of our ocean capital must be managed sustainably, to ensure productivity and diversification is achieved for the benefit of the people and communities whose livelihoods depend on it, and also for the benefit of a healthy planet. Jamaica is committed to do its part on sustainable ocean management to achieve the 100% goal.

Andrew Holness
Prime Minister of Jamaica
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Kenya recognizes that we need to harness ocean resources responsibly and is committed to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under national jurisdiction.

Guided by the African Union Blue Economy Strategy we will walk hand in hand with other African countries to ensure that the ocean becomes a significant contributor to continental transformation for generations to come.

Uhuru Kenyatta
President of Kenya
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The ocean must be a central part of Mexico’s transformation, where protection, production and prosperity go hand in hand.

The protection of the ocean and its sustainable use is not just a necessary condition to guarantee world economic prosperity, but also a moral imperative to make sure we leave no one behind and we leave no one out.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
President of Mexico
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Namibia is committed to sustainable ocean management through an integrated approach that reduces the carbon footprint and the impact of ocean industries.

We hold hands with the global community in charting a pathway towards a low carbon, climate resilient future that secures a healthy ocean and human wellbeing.

Hage G. Geingob
President of Namibia
Testimonial

When the world faces a climate, health and economic crisis, Portugal is committed to a blue economic recovery and to sustainably manage 100% of our ocean, linking health, wealth and social justice.

António Costa
Prime Minister of Portugal
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