Date: June 8
Organized By: UN
Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
Every year June 8th is observed as World Ocean Day. Even though it is celebrated from 1992 onward. It was officially recognized by United Nations in late 2008.
The observance is made to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans.
2017: Our Oceans, Our Future
2016: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet
2015: Healthy oceans, healthy planet
2014: Together we have the power to protect the ocean
2013: Together we have the power to protect the ocean
2012: Youth: the Next Wave for Change
2011: Youth: the Next Wave for Change
2010: Oceans of Life: Pick your favorite * Protect your favorite
2009: Our Oceans, Our Responsibility and One Ocean, One Climate, One Future
Actions and Programs
There were many programs and events conducted on World Ocean Day. Some programs includes special events at aquariums and zoos, aquatic and beach clean-up, educational programs, art contests and exhibitions, film shows, sustainable sea food events, launching new campaigns and initiatives, etc.