8 June 2023 10 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

UN World Oceans Day 2023 is hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS) in partnership with Oceanic Global and supported by Panerai.

The United Nations designated June 8th as World Oceans Day.

For this year’s celebration, it’s time to put the ocean first.

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Livestream Viewers


International Speakers
Ocean Leaders

As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once in a generation opportunity — and responsibility — to correct our relationship with the natural world, including the world’s seas and oceans.”

António Guterres - United Nations Secretary-General

Now, more than ever, health is on the forefront of public consciousness – but, we must understand that our health, human health, is dependent on the health of our oceans and the health of our planet.”

Cara Delevingne - Actress, Model & Co-Founder, EcoResolution

We’re right on the point of either continuing this extractive attitude of taking, taking, taking from nature, and realizing the most important thing we take from nature is our existence.”

Sylvia Earle - President & Chair, Mission Blue

Young people can do incredible things if they get the relevant information to take action.”

Forbi Perise Eyong Nyosai - Greening Forward & Grades of Green

It’s always better to be actively involved in change, even when the problems seem insurmountable.”

Ellie Goulding - Multi-Platinum Selling Singer/Songwriter

If we truly want to save our oceans, every coastline needs a local hero.”

Asha De Vos - Founder & Executive Director, Oceanswell

Register An Event

Events worldwide marking World Oceans Day. Add your event and join the global community celebrating the ocean.

  • Please only register confirmed events.
  • All submissions are subject to approval and may take up to a week to be processed.
  • For revisions or edits to your approved event, please email [email protected]. If you would like to make more than one revision or edit, please completely resubmit your event using the registration form.
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