This World Ocean Day, celebrated under the theme “Life and Livelihoods,” the United Nations will host a day-long event featuring more than 40 thought-leaders, celebrities, community voices, entrepreneurs, and many more including renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle, explorer Jean-Michal Cousteau and actors Sam Waterson and Gael Gracia Bernal.
The event will close with a concert featuring several musicians and bands including Angelique Kidjo, Bomba Estereo, Valerie June and the Longest Johns. Full schedule is available here.
Ahead of the Day, on 7 June, the UN SDG Media Compact is inviting you to join a dynamic group of media professionals who will share the successes and obstacles they have faced in bringing these important issues to life through accurate, credible and science-based information and reporting.
Since 2017, the United Nations has announced the winners of an annual photo contest featuring expert photographers from around the world during the World Oceans Day event. Check out the winners and their work from past years.
Learn more about the state of our ocean with the recently launched World Ocean Assessment II. Explore why the United Nations has declared 2021-2030 the International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Other ocean-related commemorations in June: