Friday 7 June 2024 10:30AM - 1:30PM EDT

Join us on 7 June 2024 for a hybrid celebration of UN World Oceans Day, hosted in-person at the UN Headquarters in New York and broadcast live.

* While the official UN designation for World Oceans Day is still 8 June, the 2024 event will be celebrated on Friday 7 June.

UN World Oceans Day 2024 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

UN WOD 2024 Theme:

The ocean sustains humanity and all life on earth. Nonetheless, despite our utter reliance on it, we have only ever explored ~10%. While we know little of the ocean compared to its immense vastness, what we do know is that the consequences of our actions are evident throughout its waters. The knowledge on the ocean’s dire state is clear. Still, each year humanity continues to make shallow and short-sighted decisions that further the likelihood of the ocean’s, as well as our own, demise.

We don’t have time for “out of sight, out of mind.” Our relationship to the ocean needs to urgently change, and our efforts have only skimmed the surface to date. To motivate widespread momentum for the ocean, we need to awaken new depths.

2024 Program Topics

UN World Oceans Day 2024 will explore New Depths of Understanding, Compassion, Collaboration and Commitment across topics including:

*Event Programming & Speaker Lineup Coming Soon

Photo Competition
for World Oceans Day 2024

The competition is now open for entries through 7 April 2024.