United Nations World Oceans Day Annual Event
The United Nations marks World Oceans Day each year on 8 June throught a 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 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.