9 June 2023
THIS WORLD OCEANS DAY LET’S KEEP PUSHING FOR ACTION. TODAY AND EVERY DAY, LET’S PUT THE OCEAN FIRST – UN SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for greater action to protect oceans and realise the commitments to mark the World Oceans Day on 8 June 2023.
“The ocean is the foundation of life. It supplies the air we breathe and food we eat. It regulates our climate and weather.
The ocean is our planet’s greatest reservoir of biodiversity. Besides these benefits, the ocean also produces resources that sustain communities, prosperity and health. Worldwide, more than a billion people alone rely on fish as their main source of protein.
We should be the ocean’s best friend. But right now, humanity is its worst enemy,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recalled the ambitious global target to conserve marine diversity and for the adoption of innovative and sustainable management of the oceans including combating water acidification, pollution, illegal fishing and loss of habitats and biodiversity, UN News reports.