United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations
Ambassador Peter Thomson
Ambassador Peter Thomson is the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for the ocean. He drives global support for U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve and sustainably use the ocean’s resources. He served as president of the U.N. General Assembly from 2016 to 2017. As Fiji’s permanent representative to the U.N. between 2010 and 2016, he led the executive board of the U.N. Development Program, the U.N. Population Fund and the U.N. Office for Project Services and was elected as president of the International Seabed Authority’s Assembly and Council. He is a founding co-chair of the Friends of Ocean Action and is a supporting member of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
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