Pakistan observes the World Oceans Day today (Tuesday).
Observance of the day aims to highlight the impact of human actions on the ocean.
Pakistan observes the World Oceans Day today
Furthermore, it aims to develop a worldwide movement for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
World is observing the day under theme of the day this year: The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
In his message on the occasion, Naval Chief Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said Pakistan Navy is playing a lead role in promoting safe and sustainable use of ocean resources.
He further said some of our initiatives include beach cleaning, intensified mangroves plantation and banning use of destructive fishing nets.
Moreover, initiatives aim at tackling oil pollution at sea and coordination with industries to reduce waste dumping into the sea.
The Naval Chief also mentioned a number of events and activities to raise awareness about oceans and their resources.
Meanwhile, United Nations also announced the second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day.
It said that on 8 June 2021, that will highlight the theme of The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
Moreover, it noted this year’s theme especially relevant in the lead-up to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. That will run from 2021 to 2030.
Furthermore, the Decade will strengthen international cooperation to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies. That can connect ocean science with the needs of society.