World Oceans Day at the United Nations - New York

David Gely, Blancpain U.S. Brand Manager, Miguel de Serpa Soares United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Yoshioka Tatsuya - Co-Founder and Director of Peace Boat


For the fifth consecutive year, Blancpain partnered with the United Nations and the Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) to support the 2019 World Oceans Day celebrations. This year’s theme Gender and Ocean was to honor women and their dedication to the oceans. Blancpain sponsored the 2019 Annual World Oceans Day Ocean Photo Competition at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, curated by Edition Fifty Fathoms photographer Mrs. Ellen Cuylaerts. The photo competition seeks to bring awareness and highlight the ecological and economic importance of healthy oceans and the need to protect their fragile ecology and submarine life. The competition also seeks to inspire the creation and dissemination of positive imagery, conveying the beauty and importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to it. The Our Beautiful Ocean exhibition is featured at the United Nations Headquarters through June 30, 2018.

Andrew Handschin - Blancpain New York Boutique General Manager, Ellen Cuylaerts - Photo Competition curator and underwater and wildlife photographer, David Gely - Blancpain U.S. Brand Manager, Zaneta Novell - Marketing Manager.

On June 7, 2019, Blancpain was honored to join DOALOS and other guests of the United Nations for the World Ocean Day reception held on the Peace Boat. The Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, carries out educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability onboard a passenger ship, travelling the world since 1983. Mrs. Ellen Cuylaerts also presented the photo competition winners at this year’s evening reception. 

Robert Skinner - Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Lucie Brigham - Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships, Yoshioka Tatsuya - Co-Founder and Director of Peace Boat, David Gely, Blancpain U.S. Brand Manager

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