Blancpain, presenting partner to United Nations World Oceans Day 2021
On 8 June 2021, the world will once again celebrate the ocean and its importance to human life – extending thinking concerning the need to protect it and the solutions with which to do so. For many, these processes are directly correlated to collaborations with local communities, a concept on which the theme of World Oceans Day 2021, “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, will focus.
In addition to its role as presenting partner to United Nations World Oceans Day 2021, Blancpain looks forward to supporting the photo competition and the concert for the ocean that will mark this blue day. The Brand takes pride in raising the public's awareness of the beauty of the ocean, in particular through underwater photography. During World Oceans Day 2013, Blancpain thus organised the exhibition "Oceans" at the United Nations headquarters in New York, presenting underwater pictures taken from its series of publications Edition Fifty Fathoms, as well as from the Pristine Seas and Gombessa expeditions, both supported by Blancpain as founding partner. Following the success of the event, the United Nations decided to establish an underwater photo competition the subsequent year, in celebration of World Oceans Day; since 2015, Blancpain has demonstrated consistent support for this initiative.