UNITED NATIONS, June 5, 2017 - President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba addresses the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on June 5, 2017. Representatives from some 85 countries attended the five-day conference, which would focus on the targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Governments in 2015, the organizers said.

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Wu Hongbo, UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, addresses the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) addresses the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters

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Representatives from some 85 countries attended the five-day conference, which would focus on the targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN menber states in 2015, the organizers said.Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters

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Photo taken on June 5, 2017 shows the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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An installation of a humpback whale's tale made of debris collected from the Pacific Coast beaches is seen on the first day of the Ocean Conference at the United Nations headquarters

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