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  • News World Oceans Day, in photos from Trinidad & Tobago, Global Voices (Jun 08, 2022) — The climate crisis is affecting the good health and sustainability of our oceans
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World Ocean Day (acronym: WOD) is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. 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. The Ocean Project started global coordination of World Ocean Day starting in 2002. "World Oceans Day" was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008. The international day supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources. World Oceans Day is observed by all UN member states, incl. Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and the United States.

Coordinated and promoted internationally by The Ocean Project since 2002, World Ocean Day is an annual celebration on 8 June as well as a call for ocean conservation action throughout the year. This celebration of our one shared ocean that connects us all brings together organizations and individuals from youth groups, schools, aquariums, zoos, museums, businesses, maritime and tourism industries, government agencies, recreational enthusiasts including divers, surfers, sailors, communities of faith and more.[1]

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Jun 8, annually

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Annual themes[edit | edit source]

2022 Revitalization, Collective Action for the Ocean[2]
2021 The Ocean, Life and Livelihoods[3]

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  1. 2022 press release, worldoceanday.org
  2. unworldoceansday.org
  3. Wikipedia: World Oceans Day
  4. 2022 press release, worldoceanday.org
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