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Interlinking the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 – Life Below Water – and Gender Equality, the UN Ocean Conference this week is aiming to increase women’s participation and leadership in ocean related issues.

Women continue to be under-represented in ocean related issues, with most in the sector, stuck on land, “and getting very little pay”, says Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, based in Sweden.

On Tuesday, Ms. Doumbia-Henry took part in an event on the margins of the Conference, focused on boosting women’s representation in ocean sustainability and conservation.

She spoke to UN News’s Ana Carmo, who’s also in the Portuguese capital.

This content originally appeared on UN News and was authored by Ana Carmo, UN News.


[1] Goal 14 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform ➤[2] Goal 5 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs ➤[3] Lungs of our planet - UN Ocean Conference ➤