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World Oceans Day

Event Type Other
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2011-06-08
Location UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Short Title WOD 2011
Summary In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171). Many countries have celebrated World Oceans Day following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which was held in Rio de Janerio in 1992. The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life, power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. The official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. WOD 2011 activities tbd
Web site http://www.worldoceannetwork.org
Keywords Oceans Day

Event Entered By Patrice BONED

Group(s): IOC
Created: 2009-12-12 00:47:33
Last Updated: 2009-12-12 00:49:19