World Environment Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday 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.
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The History and Origin of World Environment Day:
World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. It is observed every June 5, on the anniversary of the opening of the UN Conference on the Human Environment.
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What happened on this day? This Day in History
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Recipe of the Day: Chinese Asparagus Salad
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