Islamabad: The World Oceans Day is being observed on Wednesday with the theme of “Revitalization: Collective action for the oceanâ€.
The purpose of observance the day is to raise awareness among people about the â€œimpact of human actions on the oceanâ€ and to mobilize citizens for their sustainable management.
The day is observed to prompt the role oceans play in our everyday life reminding every year of the destruction caused by human activities like garbage and sewage disposal and oil leaks.
Oceans consist over 70 percent of the planet and are essential to support and promote life and it is a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.
In 2008 UN General Assembly decided that June 8 be officially recognise as â€˜World Oceans Dayâ€™.