World Oceans Day 2021

Jun 8, 2021 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on 8 June. Many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro.


In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day”.


On this day, we have an opportunity to raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Future generations will also depend on the oceans for their livelihoods.


Civil society, science centers, research institutions, NGOs, businesses in the private and financial sector, communities and governments all around the world mobilize millions of people around local and global events.


Together with the United Nations and our partners, we celebrate all that the ocean gives us every day: from the oxygen we breath to the inspiration that moves our poets.


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