Friends of World Oceans Day

The Friends of United Nations World Oceans Day (FOWOD) is an informal community of individuals and organizations active in the field of ocean affairs to support the marking of United Nations World Oceans Day (UNWOD), 8 June, and related activities. The official 2024 UN WOD Celebration will take place on 7 June 2024.

FOWOD is convened informally by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the 
Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, in partnership with Oceanic Global as the DOALOS Production Partner for UNWOD.

FOWOD Working Group

2024 FOWOD Working Group Coordination: Emilie McGlone.


Participation is free and open to all individuals and organizations with a demonstrated interest in ocean affairs and who wish to support the marking of UNWOD and related activities.

What FOWOD Means

Joining a group of individuals and organisations that are active in oceans and participate in the community that promotes WOD. Participation in FOWOD does not imply endorsement by the United Nations.



FOWOD Members

FOWOD Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join FOWOD?

Register here.

What does it mean to be a member of FOWOD?

Please review the FOWOD Pledge for details.

How can I communicate my participation as a member of FOWOD?

Please review the FOWOD Communication Guidelines.

How can I support the 8 June UNWOD event?