BLOOM’s agenda



26 September

BLOOM and Varda Group Conference:

Fisheries subsidies: from New York UN Ocean Conference to Buenos Aires MC-11.
Will the WTO deliver on SDG Target 14.6?


“Our Ocean” – Malta

5-6 October, 2017

On October 5th and 6th the island will host the 2017 edition of “Our Ocean” – the yearly appointment for leaders, public administrators and businesspeople from all over the globe to interact and find workable solutions for the planet’s seas and oceans.

BLOOM will be there.

Public advocacy is indeed the backbone of the “Our Ocean” initiative. The global community understands the importance of oceans for human life and expects results. One of the objectives of the conference is to report on the progress made on past commitments and inspire new ones so that one single thread can link Chile and the US to Malta, continue to Indonesia and Norway after that and lead us, slowly but surely, to healthier oceans.


WTO’s Ministerial Conference – Buenos Aires

10-13 December, 2017

WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) will take place from 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference will be chaired by Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra.

BLOOM will alert governments and ocean advocates on the fact that the December 2017 WTO meeting in Buenos Aires is the only opportunity for the international community to have a timely implementation of SDG 14.6 (elimination of harmful subsidies by 2020), as there will be no other  WTO meeting before the end of 2019.