On the evening of June 8, 2017, Blancpain joined hands with the United Nations General Office of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) for the fourth time at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Hosted the annual World Oceans Day reception. The reception was held in the lobby of the United Nations Headquarters (Sputnik Lounge).
2017 World Ocean Day Celebration Scene (New York)
The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is ‘Our Ocean, Our Future’, echoing the theme of the high-level meeting of the United Nations Ocean Congress held on June 5-9. More than 300 guests attended the reception, including heads of state, ministers, ambassadors and the Crown Prince of Sweden.
During the meeting, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Legal and Legal Counsel, HE Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, and United States Natural Resources Ms. Lisa Speer, Global Oceans Defense Leader of the Natural Resources Defense Council, delivered a speech. The U.S. Natural Resources Commissioner and the High Seas Alliance funded the annual celebration of World Oceans Day.
His Excellency Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ms. Gabriel Goch-Marie, Administrator of the Directorate-General for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Mr. David Galli, Blancpain’s Vice President of Brands in the U.S. Ms. Lisa Speer, Mr. Miguel Serpa Suarez, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Legal and Counsel
David Gely, Blancpain’s vice president of branding in the United States, also discussed the inextricable relationship between the brand and the ocean, and the perfect fit between the brand value and the marine protection business. The glorious achievements of the Mind of the Ocean ‘charity project rely on the three basic elements rooted in the Blancpain brand genes: optimism, long-term vision and unremitting innovation. ‘
Save the Azure: Marine Ecosystem at the World Ocean Congress Photo Exhibition 2017, sponsored by Blancpain
The photo exhibition ‘Save the Azure: Marine Ecosystem’ at the 2017 World Ocean Congress sponsored by Blancpain will also kick off at UN Headquarters on June 30, 2017. The exhibited works capture rare images of marine life that are not seen, and call on people to think and pay attention to the sensitive relationship between human activities, biodiversity and the ocean. This will enhance the public’s comprehensive understanding of the sustainable development of marine protection during the Ocean Conference and World Ocean Day.
On the night of World Ocean Day, the Empire State Building followed the tradition of lighting white, blue and purple viewing lights, representing different depths of sea water. Blancpain is proud to participate in the annual World Ocean Day celebration, and is honored to have the opportunity to continue to promote the cooperative relationship between the brand and the United Nations, and contribute to the important cause of actively promoting marine awareness.