World Environment Day
Date When World Environment Day is Celebrated :
World Environment Day is a holiday that is always observed on June 5
World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental
issues. According to the United Nations "World Environment Day is
commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through
which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment
and enhances political attention and action."
Each year, a theme is selected, The theme for 2006 is "Deserts and
Desertification". The slogan is: "Don't Desert Drylands!" Each year,
a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations.
Algiers, Algeria was selected for 2006.
Celebrate World Environment Day by:
Learn more about the environmental topic selected for this year.
Participate in World Environment Day activities.
Help to create awareness of the issues
Contribute to organizations supporting environmental issues.
Today's Deep Thought: What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
The Origin and History Origin of World Environment Day:
World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly
It is observed every June 5, on the anniversary of the opening of the UN
Conference on the Human Environment.
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