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World Oceans Day
8 June 2012


UNCLOS at 30

A panel discussion to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, followed by a question-and-answer period

Conference room 1, North Lawn Building
United Nations, New York
Friday, 8 June 2012, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

The Empire State Building will be lit on the evening of 8 June for World Oceans Day in white, blue and purple, representing the different layers of the ocean. White at the top represents the shallowest, sunlit waters and also the polar ice cap. The blue represents the slightly deeper ocean waters, and the purple even deeper waters in the ocean. The unlit portions, or black, represent those parts of the ocean where the sun does not reach. The overall representation covers all aspects, and all parts, of the ocean, not just the surface that we can see.

For further information please contact Marco Boccia at boccia@un.org

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