The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on 8 June. Many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as of 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as World Oceans Day (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171). Since then, World Oceans Day has been celebrated at UN Headquarters and across the globe. The official designation of World Oceans Day is intended to raise global awareness of the benefits derived from the oceans and the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans and to emphasize our individual and collective duty to interact with oceans in a sustainable manner so as to meet current needs without compromising those of future generations.
The Official United Nations World Oceans Day Portal