World Environment Day

When:
June 5, 2020 all-day Asia/Kolkata Timezone
2020-06-05T00:00:00+05:30
2020-06-06T00:00:00+05:30
Where:
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT NAIROBI (UNON)
UN COMPLEX BLOCK Q, United Nations Ave, Westlands
Kenya

The year 1972 marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics: the first major conference on environmental issues, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, was held from June 5-16 in Stockholm (Sweden). Known as the Conference on the Human Environment, or the Stockholm Conference, its goal was to forge a basic common outlook on how to address the challenge of preserving and enhancing the human environment.

Later that year, on 15 December, the General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/2994 (XXVII)) designating June 5 as World Environment Day and urging “Governments and the organizations in the United Nations system to undertake on that day every year world-wide activities reaffirming their concern for the preservation and enhancement of the environment, with a view to deepening environmental awareness and to pursuing the determination expressed at the Conference.” The date coincides with the first day of the landmark Conference.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/environment-day

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