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Maritime Arctic Peace Sanctuary Discussed in Nairobi
 
March 28 – April 10, 2019
 
meredith beal



The Arctic Circle is the planet’s air conditioning system.  And, it is melting. 

Parvati.org has initiated a treaty movement that would create The Maritime Arctic Peace Sanctuary.

“The Maritime Arctic Peace Sanctuary will effectively ban commercial activity in the Arctic Sea and halt plans for seismic testing in Arctic waters in search of oil and gas,” says Meredith Beal, a United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) delegate and Port Of Harlem reader.  

The treaty would be an add-on to the UN Law of the Sea. The passage of the treaty is Parvati.org’s sole purpose.

Beal also shared a message from the Inuit people as told to recording artist Parvati, "The ice is melting, the animals are dying. People are suffering. Tell the South to stop."

If the testing happens, The Arctic seabed and its marine life, much of which is endangered, would be subjected to blasts 100,000 times louder than a jet engine, every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day. Many, including Meredith believe that there is grave concern at the threat this poses to the ecosystem and the world. 

The fourth session of the UNEA gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, March 11-15, 2019. Some of those expected to attend were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157. Beyond the tragedy, says Beal, the meeting results were positive  and the delegates signed a declaration.
 
 
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