World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Context: Recently, the United Nations observed the World Oceans Day on June 8th.

About World Oceans Day

  • The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • World Oceans Day was officially announced by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008.
  • The international day supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the management of the ocean and its resources.
  • The theme for World Oceans Day 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.

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