World Oceans Day observed on June 8, 2013
World Ocean Day was observed across the globe on 8 June 2013.
The theme for this year is: Together, we have the Power to Protect the Oceans.
Although World Ocean Day was introduced in 1992 at Rio de Janeiro, it was in 2008 when United Nations General Assembly decided to designate June 8 as the World Oceans Day from 2009 onwards with its resolution number 63/111, Paragraph 171.
Importance: The day focuses on raising global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.