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June 8 is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources.
The UN World Oceans Day 2020 Theme is: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean – UN World Ocean day 2020
“As we enter the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), it is indeed our responsibility to seize this moment. We must seize this moment, firstly, to learn more about these depths, which often remain largely unknown to us, and still hold many secrets that only we can reveal… secondly, to give free rein to imagination and innovation, which we need in order to confront this worrying situation. This is why we have made innovation the theme of the celebrations of this international day. We must also seize this moment to sound the alarm, perhaps more widely than we have done so far, because no technical solution can replace a widespread, personal understanding of the threats to the oceans, their mysteries and their beauty.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Oceans Day.
UNESCO -World Oceans Day(06-08-2020)
The concept of a World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it…
WATCH: THE OFFICIAL UNITED NATIONS WORLD OCEANS DAY 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT; Vimeo (06-08-2020)
Our ocean is in a dire state, but solutions do exist. On June 8th – UN World Oceans Day – the United Nations and Oceanic Global are convening leading voices around the world to discuss innovation for a sustainable ocean. Find out how you can become a part of the solution…