World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008 and is now celebrated on 8 June each year. This special day is an opportunity to celebrate our world's shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways in which people can help protect it.

The UN theme for World Oceans Day 2013 is "Oceans and People": the world's oceans are an intrinsic part of many people's culture, livelihood and way of life. The theme for WorldOceansDay.org is "Together we have the power to protect the ocean!".

To commemorate World Oceans Day 2013, UNPA has partnered with Dr. Seuss and the classic book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish which inspired the creation of the stamp designs. The three stamp sheets incorporate the timeless Dr. Seuss characters within a marine life background.

For more information about World Oceans Day please visit www.un.org/Depts/los or www.worldoceansday.org.

About Dr. Seuss
Theodor "Seuss" Geisel is one of the most beloved American children's book authors of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss was an early advocate for conservation. While Theodor Geisel died on 24 September 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.