World Oceans Day 2020

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4 min readJun 8, 2020

Every year World Ocean Day is celebrated on 8th June. For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030.

The Government of Canada proposed setting a World Ocean Day during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The UN officially recognized 8 June as World Oceans Day in December 2008. The Day is coordinated by The Ocean Project, a not-for-profit international community foundation.


The government of Canada had proposed the concept of World Ocean Day, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Officially World Ocean Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to be celebrated worldwide annually on 8 June to resolve the problems of oceans and also to save ocean water. By the collaboration of The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, it has been started celebrating on the international level.

On 8 June 2009, the first time it has been celebrated after the official declaration by the United Nations General Assembly in the resolution 63/111, paragraph 171.

To help the event organisers a central website was also created in 2003. Every year new tools and resources for organisations and individuals are developed for free use or as they wish.

World Oceans Day 2020

As the challenges to the ocean continue to grow, so does the need for novel solutions and the people driving them.

To that end, the theme of UN World Oceans Day 2020 is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. Innovation — relating to the introduction of new methods, ideas, or products — is a dynamic term and one that is fundamentally filled with hope.

This year’s theme is especially relevant in the lead-up to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which will run from 2021 to 2030. The Decade will strengthen international cooperation to develop…

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