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Oceans are ultimate source of water that sustain all life on Earth, go for their sustainable use: UN Chief Guterres on World Oceans Day
On the eve of the World Oceans Day, being observed on June 8, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his message stated, "The oceans make our blue planet unique in our solar system - and not just visually.

They help regulate the global climate and are the ultimate source of the water that sustains all life on Earth, from coral reefs to snow-covered mountains, from tropical rain forests to mighty rivers, and even deserts.  However, the ability of the oceans to provide their essential services is being threatened by climate change, pollution and unsustainable use." 

He added, "Everyone needs to play a part. You can make a difference today – and every day -- by doing simple things like carrying your own water bottle, coffee cup and shopping bags, recycling the plastic you buy, avoiding products that contain micro-plastics and volunteering for a local clean-up."

According to the UN, the action focus for this year's observance is 'preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean' to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. UN has urged people to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean on this day.

The UN's website adds that the purpose of the observance is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world's population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. Furthermore, oceans are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

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