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"He Lei Holo Puni Honua: Presentation of Declarations Ceremony & Sail of Friendship," hosted by the Polynesian Voyaging Society

This World Oceans Day, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe from the Pacific, Hōkūle‘a, will arrive at the United Nations for the first time in history.  This is a rare moment to share how the oceans unite us and to hear first-hand stories of the state of the ocean and of coastal people shared by these courageous voyagers.  A traditional Hawaiian ceremony will be held dockside and onboard during which the Secretary-General or his designate will be presented with a set of declarations gathered by the crew, which has been sailing across our oceans to support the global movement toward a more sustainable world. This will be followed by a sail of the Hōkūle‘a on the East River. For more information please visit: www.hokulea.com




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As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Discuss disposable plastic pollution
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic
  • Going to ask to reduce use of disposable plastics


United Nations Headquarters
405 East 42nd St
New York, New York 10017 United States