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Mission and History

On World Oceans Day, people everywhere can celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, community, and /or your company, and join with millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future.

By working together, we can -- and will -- protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration in June and continue to grow the engagement year-round!

1992

Canada proposes the concept of a "World Ocean Day" at the Earth Summit

2002

The Ocean Project begins global promotion and coordination of World Ocean Day

2003

WorldOceanDay.org website launched to support event organizers worldwide; 25 events held in 15 countries

2008

December 2008 the United Nations officially recognizes 8 June as World Oceans Day (and adds the 's')

2016

World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council launched

2019

2000+ events in 140+ countries

2020

Launched new website and brand; 454 million reached on social media in June

2021

Together, we can protect our blue planet!
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