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Jun 8 – World Oceans Day Junho 7, 2009

Filed under: Day,environment — looking4good @ 11:48 pm

Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro World Ocean Day is an opportunity each year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. Its aim is to celebrate the world’s ocean and its rich diversity of life; highlight global ocean awareness, education and action programmes to promote a healthy and productive ocean.

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171).

The theme of the inaugural observance of the World Oceans Day by the United Nations in 2009 is “Our Oceans, Our Responsibility”. It emphasizes our individual and collective duty to protect the marine environment and carefully manage its resources. Safe, healthy and productive seas and oceans are integral to human well-being, economic security and sustainable development.

However the theme of 2009 WOD is “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future’’ to emphasize that we live on a blue planet where 70 percent of the surface is covered by ocean waters, and to raise public awareness of the key connections among a healthy ocean, a healthy climate, and our future. Regardless of where we live, we are dependent on the state of health of our shared bodies of water.

Read the Message from the UN Secretary-General on World Oceans Day 8 June 2009 pdf link


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