The celebration of the ocean takes place every year on June 8 around the world. This is World Ocean Day , designated as such by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.
The World Ocean Day is an opportunity for all stakeholders in the ocean to organize fun activities that gather and raise awareness of the general public to the riches of the marine world and the importance of the ocean in the life of the ocean. all, whether we lived by the sea or further inland.
This day aims in particular to mobilize and unite the populations of the whole world on a project of sustainable management of the oceans. Finally, it is a question of paying tribute to their beauty and their wealth.
To celebrate World Oceans Day, a conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on June 7, 2019. Artists and speakers from around the world will share their views on the theme of ocean and gender “, in order to have an overall approach and understanding of the subject. The ultimate goal will be to arrive at the necessary steps to achieve gender equality in ocean-related activities.
The President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, launched this year the global campaign “Play It Out” against plastic pollution and its irreversible damage to our marine resources.
Decades of excessive use of single-use plastics have indeed led to a real global environmental disaster . Every year, 13 million tonnes of plastic spill into our oceans, killing 100,000 marine animals.
Under the auspices of the Global Oceans Forum, Côtes et Îles, the founders of the World Ocean Network, among whom Jean-Michel Cousteau and Philippe VALLETTE have approached delegations from different countries and organizations of the United Nations to obtain the officialization of the World Ocean Day on June 8, since 2003.
This officialization by the United Nations took place in 2009. Hundreds of participants and partners of the Network, among which Nausicaá celebrate the World Ocean Day every year .
Today, this festival brings together thousands of organizations in 70 countries on 5 continents. The World Ocean Network, of which Nausicaá is a founding member, coordinates this day in the world.