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“Women’s leadership must be prioritized in local, national, regional, and global discussions and decision making structures directing sustainable uses of ocean systems. Equitable political participation is needed in determining sustainable uses of Seas and life below water”.
Hema Wihongi (Nga Kaiawhina o Wai262) delivered her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, during the 7th Meeting of the HLPF Review of SDG 14 on oceans, sea and marine resources, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on 13th July.
Download the statement here.
Watch her speech here.