While the world marks World Oceans Day, the leaders of many islands met for a conference at the UN Headquarters in New York in order to discuss climate change, which is a serious threat to their countries.


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The world is marking World Oceans Day today (Thursday), just a few days after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate change deal. In honor of the event, the UN Headquarters in New York held a special international conference aimed at finding ways to protect the oceans.

At the beginning of the UN’s first-ever conference on the topic, Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin said that everyone knows that the oceans are in danger and that countries need to come together in order to find solutions to the problems.