World Oceans Day is an annual event observed on June 8 to to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans.
Observed on: June 8
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2008
About World Oceans Day
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. The day also aims to raise awareness about importance of oceans and the role it play in sustaining a healthy planet.
Activities and Programs on this Day
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. Each year the observation and events are based on a theme selected for the year.
Theme for World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day 2020 Theme is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”
World Oceans Day 2019 Theme was ‘Gender and Oceans‘
Oceans Day 2018 Theme was ‘Clean our Ocean!‘
2017 Theme: Our Oceans, Our Future
2016 Theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet
2015 Theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet
2014 Theme: Together we have the power to protect the ocean
2013 Theme: Together we have the power to protect the ocean
2012 Theme: Youth: the Next Wave for Change
2011 Theme: Youth: the Next Wave for Change
2010 Theme: Oceans of Life: Pick your favorite * Protect your favorite
2009 Theme: Our Oceans, Our Responsibility and One Ocean, One Climate, One Future