The world celebrates Ocean Day on June 8. The United Nations (UN) has called for sustainable efforts and stop the use of plastic to save the oceans.
The UN said, “Tuesday is #WorldOceansDay. From eating local, sustainably-sourced fish to stopping plastic pollution, we all have a role to play to #SaveOurOcean.”
The theme of this year is Ocean: Life and livelihoods.
The theme is relevant to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which is designated from 2021 to 2030. This year’s event is presented in collaboration with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations and the non-profit Oceanic Global.
The decade is aimed at strengthening international cooperation to develop scientific research and innovative technologies that are capable of connecting ocean science with the needs of modern society, according to the UN.
The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.