The World Oceans Day is celebrated on the 8th of June, annually. It was made so in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171). Oceans are like the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.
This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and its major focus is on plastic pollution and how to stop it.