The World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8th of June every year.
This day was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Brundtland Commission, i.e. the World Commission on Environment and Development, gave inspiration for a global oceans day as it recognised that the oceans of the world were not being given as much importance as other things.
The objectives the first World Oceans Day in which was celebrated 1992 were to move the oceans from the side lines to the center of the intergovernmental and NGO discussions and policy. It was used to strengthen the voice of the ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide.
Since 2002, the world is making a collaborative effort to promote World Oceans Day as a unique opportunity for celebrating the ocean, our connections, and make a real difference.
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution officially recognizing 8 June to be "World Oceans Day" to be effective from 2009, through Resolution 63/111 (paragraph 171).