These photos are drawn from the 2020 Annual World Oceans Day Photo Competition, part of that year’s World Oceans Day celebrations, which focused on Innovation for Sustainable Development. This theme provided an opportunity to explore the important contribution that innovative approaches in the areas of science, technology, business, art, partnerships, etc. can make towards achieving the effective conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources.
The importance of innovation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals has long been recognized and there are many examples of innovative solutions that have already made waves in overcoming some of the challenges facing the marine environment, including environmental degradation, overfishing, climate change, and pollution. This World Oceans Day provided an opportunity to highlight and celebrate these solutions and to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal 14.
This exhibit is organized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, with the support of the Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain, the sponsor of the 2020 World Oceans Day Photo Competition.
We invite you to visit the exhibit in our online gallery here.