World Environment Day

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World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The day’s agenda is to:

  1. Give a human face to environmental issues;
  2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
  3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
  4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

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Every year World Environment Day is celebrated around the world. We invite you, your country, your city, your town or your village to celebrate this day with us.

In 2008, more than 100 countries reported thousands of activities, not only on WED itself, but often for an entire week, and sometimes even a whole month.

Activities organized involved all sectors of society, including governments, non-governmental organizations, business, industry, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, media and schools.

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