United Nations World Oceans Day Annual Event
The United Nations marks World Oceans Day each year on 8 June through an annual event coordinated by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Office of Legal Affairs).
The inclusive event provides an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the ocean and to better understand how to interact with it in a sustainable manner. The 2024 United Nations event will take place on Friday 7 June 2024 and the winners of the Photo Competition will be announced during the event.
Awaken New Depths
2024 Event Date: 7 June
Join us on 7 June as we awaken new depths of understanding, compassion, collaboration and commitment to motivate urgent momentum for the ocean.
Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing
Join us UN DOALOS and Oceanic Global as we discover how earth is more than it may seem and generate a new wave of excitement that puts the ocean first.
Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean
The first-ever hybrid UN World Oceans Day annual event, produced with the generous contribution of Oceanic Global, which was made possible by La Mer.
The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
The second virtual UN WOD event highlighted the biodiversity and economic opportunity that the ocean sustains and explored how to create sustainable and inclusive livelihoods, for the ocean and all who depend on it.
Gender and The Ocean
Held at United Nations Headquarters, the event highlighted the realities of gender roles in the ocean and the need to advocate for gender parity in all ocean-related industries.
Clean Our Ocean
Held at United Nations Headquarters, the event addressed the impacts of marine pollution, including plastic pollution, and highlighted current thinking around solutions.
Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet
The event celebrated the importance of the oceans for sustainable development and their role in landmark agreements on climate change and ending poverty that were adopted in 2015.
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.
*While the official UN designation for World Oceans Day is June 8th, the 2024 event will be celebrated on Friday June 7th.