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.
2014 Theme

Ocean Sustainability

Ocean Sustainability: Together let’s ensure oceans can sustain us into the future”

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.

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“Ocean Sustainability: Together let'sensure oceans can sustain us into the future"The observance of WorldOceans Day this year coincides with the 20th anniversary of the entry into forceof the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Known as the “Constitution for the Oceans”, this instrument provides a comprehensive legalregime for all ocean activities and is critical to the sustainable use of theworld’s seas and oceans. We have to ensure that oceans continue to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations. They regulate the planet’s climate and are a significant source of nutrition. Their surface provides essential passage for global trade, while their depths hold current and future solutions to humanity energy needs. 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. Ban Ki-moon