On june 8, World Oceans Day is celebrated every year. It has been commended informally since its unique proposition in 1992 by Canada's International Center for Ocean Development ICOD and the Ocean Institute of Canada OIC at the Earth Summit - UN Conference on Environment and Development UNCED in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brundtland Commission, i.e. the World Commission on Environment and Development, gave the motivation to a worldwide seas day.
In 1987 Brundtland Report noticed that the sea segment did not have a solid voice contrasted with different parts. The targets were to move the seas from the sidelines to the focal point of the intergovernmental and NGO discussion and arrangement and to reinforce the voice of sea and beach front voting public around the world.