World Oceans Day 2021: What Is World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on 8 June across the world. On this special day, people are made aware of the importance of the role played by the oceans in our lives. The purpose of International Ocean Day is to spread awareness about the cleanliness of the ocean. The sea is an important part of our life.
The day is observed by the United Nations to highlight the role of oceans in everyday life. On this special occasion, people participate in beach cleaning and many events related to it. The oceans provide most of the oxygen, air, food, etc., along with helping to stabilize our climate. At the same time, due to human events, the marine environment is facing threats.
Why Celebrate World Ocean Day
The main objective of celebrating ocean day is to increase awareness among the global public about the impact on the oceans. The day was first proposed by the Government of Canada in 1992 but was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2008. Since then, International Oceans Day is celebrated every year on 8 June.
History of World Oceans Day
According to the United Nations website, it celebrates World Oceans Day on 8 June every year. But before that, after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992. But later in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that from 2009 June 8 would be celebrated as International Oceans Day.
The objective of World Oceans Day
The main reason for celebrating International Oceans Day is to create awareness in the world about the importance of oceans in the world and the challenges they face. Its main purpose is to make people aware of the importance of oceans in their lives. Apart from this, aspects related to the ocean, such as food security, biodiversity, ecological balance, indiscriminate use of marine resources, climate change, etc. have to be shown.
Importance of World Oceans Day
About 40% of the world’s population lives in coastal areas and their livelihood is completely dependent on it. Along with petroleum, many resources are also obtained from the vast ocean. Apart from this, oceans also play an important role in providing information about changes in weather and climate change.
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