The UN chief announced a new project to protect oceans from pollution and over-fishing and to combat rising sea levels which threaten hundreds of millions of the world's people.

The initiative, called “Oceans Compact”, wants to tackle the the "precarious state" of the world's seas, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"Our oceans are heating and expanding," he said during the conference marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Conven...

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