Uncovering the Story Behind World Oceans Day (June 8th)

On this World Oceans Day, let's take a closer look at the vital role our oceans play in our lives and the urgent need to protect them.

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World Oceans Day: Significance and Events

World Oceans Day is an annual holiday proposed by the Canadian government in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Since then, many countries have joined in celebrating this important day. Let’s explore the significance of World Oceans Day and the events that take place on June 8 each year.

1. What is World Oceans Day?

World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008, although it was proposed back in 1992. It serves as a day for participating countries to raise community awareness of the important role and power of the ocean. It is also a day for the international community to take action and find solutions to protect the marine ecosystem and preserve the marine environment for marine life.

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2. Significance of World Oceans Day

The ocean plays a crucial role as a source of important resources, such as seafood and aquatic plants, and as key shipping routes for foreign trade. However, issues such as ocean pollution and resource depletion have become increasingly severe. World Oceans Day on June 8 serves as a reminder to pay more attention to the ocean and work towards finding solutions to these pressing issues.

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3. Events for World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a day for everyone to come together to protect the environment, especially the marine environment and ocean. Various events are organized to mark this day, including beach clean-ups, educational programs, artistic events, film festivals, and initiatives to conserve fish species and protest against illegal fishing and exploitation that harm marine life.

In Vietnam, some noteworthy events for World Oceans Day include disseminating the purpose and significance of Vietnam’s Sea and Island Week and World Oceans Day, organizing workshops and conferences on the management and conservation of marine resources, and promoting awareness about the importance of the sea, islands, and oceans.

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