In an effort to highlight the role of the oceans, and thus the importance of the Law of the Sea, the 8th June marked this year’s World Oceans Day. The celebration of World Oceans Day 2014 coincides with the first day of the twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention. On this occasion, some important statements have been produced:
- United Nations Secretary General message
- Director General of UNESCO
- President of the General Assembly
World Oceans Day has been marked since 2009, having been established by General Assembly Resolution 63/111, para. 171.