World Oceans Day - 8 June

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World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on 8 June.

An Overview of the News 

  • It serves as a global reminder of the important role the oceans play in sustaining life on Earth.

  • Recognized by the United Nations, it promotes ocean awareness and encourages action to protect the marine environment.

  • The theme for World Oceans Day 2023 is "Planet Ocean: The Tides Are Changing".

  • The theme highlights the dynamic nature of the oceans and the need to adapt to the challenges they face.

  • Actions include supporting marine conservation, promoting responsible fishing practices, reducing marine pollution, and advocating for the protection of marine habitats and species.

About the history of World Oceans Day:

  • It was proposed by the ICOD of Canada and the OIC in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Its purpose was to raise awareness about the importance of the ocean to the planet and humanity.

  • It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008.

  • It supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promotes public interest in ocean conservation and sustainable resource management.

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