OSPAR Ministerial 2021

On 25 June 2021, OSPAR will hold a ministerial meeting hosted by the Government of Portugal.

The meeting had originally been planned for June 2020 but was postponed in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this stage, it is very much hoped that the meeting next year will be face-to-face. However, given the on-going uncertainty around COVID-19 this position and the arrangements for the meeting will be kept under review.

The meeting, to be held in Palácio de Queluz, will look back at OSPAR's 2010-2020 strategy and celebrate successes. We'll also look to the future with the launch of our new 2020-2030 strategy and work towards what still needs to be done to achieve our vision of "a clean, healthy North-East Atlantic, used sustainably".

The ministerial meeting will be preceded by the annual official meeting of the OSPAR Commission which will take place at the Cascais Citadel Palace.

Formal invitations, a provisional programme, and other substantive and logistical materials relating to the event will be circulated nearer the time of the meeting.

Should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the OSPAR Secretariat – secretariat@ospar.org.