Join us at the next week Wellington Blue Talks!

 ”Pathway to the 3rd UN Ocean Conference (UNOC3): Where do we begin?”

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, March 1st 2024 – 9am – 10:30am

In cooperation with Blue Cradle Foundation, Marine Communications and Diplosphere, the French Embassy to New Zealand is inviting you to the Wellington Blue Talks ”Pathway to the 3rd UN Ocean Conference (UNOC3) : Where do we begin?”, held at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.

This 1st session in Wellington focuses on the goals that we all collectively would like to achieve in 2025 and to discuss about it with New Zealand stakeholders.

Please RSVP by Monday 26 February to


8.45 am – Welcome (tea and coffee)

9.00am – Start, whakawhanaungatanga / manaakitanga Mana whenua – Nate Rowe (Te Ātiawa)

9.10am – Opening by Ambassador of France HE Ms Laurence Beau

9.20am – Short video of presentation of UNOC3 in 2025 by French Ambassador to the Ocean and Poles, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor

9.30am – Keynote speech (TBC)

9.40am -Panel discussion “UNOC 2025: what are our goals?”

  • Julie Hall, Director, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge, NIWA
  • Marjan Van den Belt, Chief Economist, Fisheries NZ, MPI
  • Raewyn Paert, Policy Director, Environment Defense Society
  • Mere Takoko (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Rongowhakaata), Vice President, Conservation International Aotearoa (NZ) (TBC)

10.20am – Q&A Session

10.30am – End

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