World Oceans Day‬ 2016 was a truly special one here at United Nations headquarters in New York. The day began with a special ceremony on the pier near the sustainable canoe Hokule’a, which has been sailing the seas promoting healthy oceans around the world.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the Polynesian-style celebration, asking that we recommit to using the oceans’ gifts “peacefully, equitably and sustainably.”

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