World Oceans Day to be observed on June 8

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The World Oceans Day will be observed on Friday in all over the world including Pakistan with an aim to promote greater awareness of the crucial role the World’s oceans play in our lives and the important ways people can get involved in preserving natural resources.

The World Oceans Day offers the opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the underwater world and look carefully at our interactions with the sea and action focus for 2018: preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

Designated as the World Oceans Day, the annual celebration marks the day in which people from all different countries and cultures can pay tribute to one of the most magnificent components of nature.

The purposes of the world’s oceans are diverse, and for one day people can celebrate all the positives that the vast oceans bring.

There are many oceans that spread out across the world, which include the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Indian, and Southern oceans. Oceans reach the coasts of all continents, touching the lives of a numerous amount of countries and millions of people.

The lives of people around the world may depend on the ocean for daily transportation, income, and food.

Oceans also help create much of the oxygen we use to breath, and is a natural source of life for diverse marine ecosystems. The drinking water we consume daily is cleaner with the help of the ocean, and the vast waters help to regulate the climate.

Scientists have also used the benefits of the ocean for medicinal purposes. With all that the oceans can do for us, World Oceans Day strives to make sure we give back to the oceans.

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The World Oceans Day encourages both children and adults to learn more about the rich diversity found under the water’s surface, to get a clearer understanding of how the daily lives of people have an impact on the natural environment of these animals.

The World Ocean Day promotes the idea that people can change their attitude towards ocean preservation with education and lifestyle change.

The organizers of the annual celebration have come up with the Seven C’s pledge, consuming consciously, communicating interests and concerns, challenging yourself daily, and connecting to you community.

The Declaration of World Oceans Day in 2008 catalysis action worldwide. Twenty-five years after the first Oceans Day took place in Rio de Janeiro at UNCED, a special event on June 8th marked its celebration during the United Nations Ocean Conference held from 5-9 June 2017.

The Ocean Conference was convened to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.