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.
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.
Hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs
Generous contribution of Oceanic Global made possible by La Mer
Organizational support by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO