Day reminds every one of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our Planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.
The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2021, highlights the theme of The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
Produced by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, and presenting partner Blancpain, this year’s annual event sheds light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth.
Join us for this year’s UN World Oceans Day annual event as we hear from thought-leaders, celebrities, institutional partners, community voices, entrepreneurs, and cross-industry experts about the biodiversity and economic opportunity that the ocean sustains.
“… as we embark on the UN Decades of Ecosystem Restoration and Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, lets join hands. Let us be the first generation to save our one and only ocean!” says Inger Andersen in her message for World Oceans Day.
This year’s theme is especially relevant in the lead-up to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which will run from 2021 to 2030. The Decade will strengthen international cooperation to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society.