World Oceans Day: sustainable management is urgent

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The ocean that encompasses more than 70% of the surface of our planetplays a crucial role as a source of life and sustenance for humanity and all living things on Earth.

Strong proof of its importance lies in the fact that produces at least half of the oxygen that humans breathe and is home to the greatest biological diversity on our planet, explains the United Nations.

The ocean provides essential protein for more than a billion people worldwide and has a major impact on the economy, as it is projected that by the year 2030 there will be around 40 million jobs related to this sector.

Yet despite all these incalculable benefits, the ocean now requires more support than ever.

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With 90% of marine fish populations in danger and the 50% of coral reefs devastatedhumanity is depleting marine resources at an unsustainable rate.

"We must work together to create a new balance in which we do not exhaust everything it offers us, but rather restore its vitality and give it a new life," says the UN.

so the world oceans day it is an occasion to recognize the crucial role they play in our daily lives.

“They are the lungs of our planet, providing vital food and medicine, and They are a fundamental part of the biosphere. celebrate.

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The goal of this day is increase awareness on human impact on the oceans, foster a global movement of support, and unite people in a united effort for the sustainable management of our seas.

For this, the United Nations organizes this June 8, an event to raise awareness, under the theme of 2023: “Ocean planet: the currents are changing.

This event, produced by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea in collaboration with Oceanic Global, will highlight the wonders of the ocean as a vital source of life that sustains humanity and all living beings on Earth.

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The UN invites you to listen to opinion leaders, celebrity advocates, institutional partners, community voices, entrepreneurs and industry experts discussing biodiversity and economic opportunities that the ocean provides.

In addition, during this day the winners of the 2023 photo contestwhich will allow to appreciate the beauty of the oceans and perhaps encourage and inspire some to participate in the next call in 2024.

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