Cuba will participate in the forthcoming International Oceanic Literacy Conference of Unesco, aimed at discussing the sustainable conservation of oceans, seas and marine resources, diplomatic sources reported. According to a statement from the Cuban mission to Unesco, the Caribbean nation will be represented by the director of the National Aquarium, Maria de los Angeles Serrano, who will attend the planned event on 4 and 5 December in the Italian city of Venice. At the meeting, important issues of the future of Ocean Sciences will be discussed: the priority areas of action for formal and non-formal education; a road map for Oceanic Literacy for All; the initiatives in the framework of the International Decade of Oceanic Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), among other topics. Unesco, through its International Oceanographic Commission, gives priority to actions aimed at the protection of oceans and marine ecosystems, the statement said. In this sense, efforts are focused on finding answers to environmental changes and the negative impact of human activities. Cuba will present its experience in the subject and, in particular, the work of the National Aquarium in the promotion of educational initiatives for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources. According to the diplomatic note, that institution constitutes a center of excellence whose creation was promoted by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as a sign of its commitment to nature and the environment.