World Oceans Day is being observed around the globe including Pakistan on Saturday, 08 June to create awareness among people for the sustainable management and conservation of the world’s oceans. World Ocean Day is a United Nations designated day, celebrated every year globally among maritime community to highlight the importance of safe and healthy oceans.
Healthy oceans contributes to a healthy earth. But our oceans and marine life are under threat: from pollution and overfishing, to name just two of the challenges they face.
The United Nation’s World Oceans Day designated theme this year is “Gender and Oceans”. This is to highlight the important role gender equality has to play in ensuring effective conservation of our oceans, seas and marine life.
The day is used to publicise the advancement of gender equality in such ocean-related areas as marine scientific research, migration by sea and human trafficking, and policy-making.
In his message on the occasion, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi has expressed the firm resolve to ensure sustainable use of oceans and preserve marine resources with coordinated national efforts. The Naval Chief said we acknowledge the challenges that are eroding the integrity of our waters and the need for greater participation of women to address these challenges in a more sustainable manner.
He said Pakistan Navy is playing a leading role in promoting safe and sustainable use of ocean resources.
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20 September, 2019