The observance of World Oceans Day 2014 coincided with the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), known as the “Constitution for the Oceans.” UNCLOS provides a comprehensive legal regime for all ocean activities and is critical to the sustainable use of the world’s seas and oceans. “On this World Oceans Day, let us reflect on the multiple benefits of the oceans. Let us commit to keep them healthy and productive and to use their resources peacefully, equitably and sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations,” said the Secretary-General.
UN World Oceans Day 2014
The event celebrated ocean sustainability and the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.