Announcing the 2023-2024 World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council!

We are excited to introduce 25 new members to the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council!  


Congratulations to these inspiring young leaders who represent diverse countries and backgrounds! Each will provide unique perspectives and ideas to help World Ocean Day grow in exciting ways.

They will work together in informing and motivating their local communities and countries to take action through a variety of projects and inspire youth and others around the world. By collaborating with one another and others, the Council will achieve real impact, in June and throughout the year, to protect and restore our blue planet.

Thank you to all the hundreds of young people from over 70 countries who applied this year to join the Council! It was incredibly challenging to select the winners, and we want to extend special thanks the following individuals who helped in this process:

The World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council Alumni Review Committee:

  • Cade Terada, 2018-2019 Council Alum, United States
  • Joe Wilkins, 2021-2022 Council Alum, Wales
  • Kal Glanznig, 2021-2022 Council Alum, Australia
  • María Paz Vasquez, 2021-2022 Council Alum, Peru
  • Paul Ayomide, 2021-2022 Council Alum, Nigeria
  • Prashant Mohesh, 2021-2022 Council Alum, Mauritius
  • Siobhan O’Connor, 2021-2022 Council Alum, New Zealand
  • Sruthi Gurudev, 2021-2022 Council Alum, United States

The Selection Committee:

You can meet the new Youth Advisory Council here!

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