World Ocean Day 2022
June 11, 2022
World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on 8 June to remind us of the important role of the oceans in sustaining our livelihoods and the necessity to prevent them from destruction. According to the United Nations (UN), oceans are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine, and a critical part of the biosphere.
World Oceans Day is observed to highlight the importance of water bodies as they provide shelter to countless fauna and flora which provide us with life-saving oxygen. Furthermore, it is celebrated to generate awareness about human activities like dumping plastic pollution, garbage disposal, oil leaks to send a message to save the oceans.
WORLD OCEANS DAY 2022 THEME:
The theme for World Oceans Day this year is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.”
As per the UN, World Oceans Day is celebrated to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean and to develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the oceans. On this day, various thought-leaders, celebrities, institutional partners, entrepreneurs, industry experts talk about biodiversity and economic opportunity that the ocean sustains.
HISTORY OF WORLD OCEANS DAY:
The Oceans Institute of Canada brought the idea of celebrating global ocean day at the Earth Summit of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. After 16 years, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in 2008 to designate 8 June as World Oceans Day.