Why do we celebrate World Oceans Day?
To remind everyone of the major part the Ocean has in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
To inform the public on the impact of the human actions on the Ocean.
To develop a worldwide movement of citizen, towards the Ocean.
To mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the World Ocean. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the Ocean.
"171. Resolves that, as from 2009, the United Nations will designate 8 June as
World Oceans Day;" - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 5 December 2008 (A/RES/63/111)