World Ocean Day 2014

World Ocean Day Celebrations at UNESCO

"Together we have the power to protect the ocean "Each year, World Oceans Day (8 June) is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges fEach year, World Oceans Day (8 June) is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the ocean.

It is essential to sustainable development: the ocean is the source of life and continues to play a crucial role in the lives of seven billion human beings. Several million people depend directly on the oceans for their food, travel and work. It is the Earth’s main lung, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, and is at the center of the planet’s climate processes.

On 10 June 2014, UNESCO will celebrate World Oceans Day with a day of events highlighting the organization’s multidisciplinary approach to work on ocean-related issues. The main objective of the day is to demonstrate how, by combining our efforts, each of us can contribute to the mitigation of threats to the ocean, and how we can change our relationship with the ocean to a mutually beneficial interaction.