Embassy of Pakistan 
Press Release
Paris, 28 June 2023
Pakistan was elected as a Member of the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission at UNESCO headquarters in Paris today.
Pakistan attaches great importance to sustainable management of oceans, preservation of marine resources and international cooperation on effective warning systems for ocean related hazards. We hope to work with member states and the scientific community for our collective benefit and to attain Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 of the 2030 Agenda: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The IOC will also coordinate the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, the “Ocean Decade”.
The Executive Council of the IOC consists of 40 Member States. The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly.