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As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th each year. This annual event spurred the creation of a special collections around our oceans and the efforts being made in conservation ranging from pollution to habitat restoration to fishing and fisheries.

The special collection continues to grow along with Plastic in Our Oceans and 1Water, with a focus on the challenge of providing clean drinking water to the world population.

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Launch of the Global Ocean Commission

The Global Ocean Commission, an independent body of international leaders, launched in London on 12th February with the aim of reversing degradation of the ocean and restoring it to full health and productivity.


Chaired by former Costa Rican President José María Figueres, South African cabinet minister Trevor Manuel and former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP, the Commission brings together senior political figures including former Heads of State, Foreign Ministers and Finance Ministers from around the world, alongside business leaders and development specialists.

Published on Feb 13, 2013

EarthSayers JosÚ MarÝa Figueres; Trevor Manuel; David Miliband

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