This year’s theme for World Ocean day is “Gender and the Ocean”
World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on 8 June. This day is coordinated by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. It’s an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.
So, why should we celebrate World Oceans Day?
It is to remind everyone of the major role that the oceans have in everyday life. Conversely, to remind everyone of the impact that human actions have on the oceans. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe in. Also, they are a major source of food, medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
To summarise, World Oceans Day is a day that celebrates the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the oceans.
Theme of this year
“Gender and the Ocean”, it’s an opportunity to explore the gender dimension of humankind’s relationship with the ocean.
World Oceans Day – Gender and the Ocean
Beat Plastic Pollution!
This year, on the occasion of World Oceans Day, a global campaign ‘Play It Out’, was launched by The President of the General Assembly. This campaign aims to spread awareness about the ill effects of plastic. A decade of overuse and a surge in single-use plastics has led to a global environmental catastrophe. It even gets in the food chain and harms the Earth collectively.