UN-OCEANS was established to:
- Strengthen and promote coordination and coherence of United Nations system activities related to ocean and coastal areas;
- Regularly share ongoing and planned activities of participating organizations within the framework of relevant United Nations and other mandates with a view to identifying possible areas for collaboration and synergy;
- Facilitate, as appropriate, inputs by its participating organizations to the annual reports of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea and on sustainable fisheries to be submitted to the Secretariat;
- Facilitate inter-agency information exchange, including sharing of experiences, best practices, tools and methodologies and lessons learned in ocean-related matters.
The World Oceans Day is one of the key annual activities bringing together all of the UN-Oceans members. At UnWorldOceansDay.org you will find out all about their individual and joint activities and resources prepared to celebrate “Our Ocean, Our Future”!