Actor Javier Bardem urges UN delegates to protect oceans

Actor Javier Bardem during a meeting at the UN on August 19, 2019 in New York. (AFP)

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem says “we are all villains” for playing “deaf and blind” and not caring about the world’s oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in history.

The Oscar winner came to the United Nations on Monday to press delegates who are drafting an international treaty to protect oceans to support a strong document “that can actually create safe havens for marine life to recover.”

“Our oceans are on the verge of collapse, and we have all played a huge role in this,” Bardem said.

Bardem added: “Now we must all play our part, especially you in this room.”

He spoke in the conference room where delegates will meet over the next two weeks for the third of four treaty drafting sessions.

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