The United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day to emphasise that the protection and health of the environment is an important issue, affecting the well-being of people and economic development around the world.
World Environment Day is commemorated every June 5, one of the main United Nations events to raise awareness about the impact of human beings on the planet and biodiversity. It seeks to make us reflect on the importance of global biodiversity.
According to UNESCO, the United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day to emphasize that the protection and health of the environment is an important issue, affecting the well-being of people and economic development around the world, and the commemoration provides an opportunity to broaden knowledge for enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, businesses and communities in the preservation and improvement of the environment.
We have #OnlyOneEarth - what are you doing to protect and restore it?— UNESCO ��️ #Education #Sciences #Culture ������ (@UNESCO) June 4, 2022
Share your Earth Action Numbers with @UNEP ahead of #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 June and put your contribution on the map: https://t.co/V6t7Uqj78r pic.twitter.com/vT9HgHcM45
UN Secretary General António Guterres warned today that there is only one planet Earth and humanity is destroying it little by little with an unsustainable lifestyle - "This planet is our only home. It is vital that we protect the health of its atmosphere, the richness and diversity of life on Earth, its ecosystems and its finite resources. But we are failing to do so" warmed Guterres.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and celebrated every June 5 since 1973, World Environment Day is the world's largest global platform for environmental outreach and is celebrated by millions of people around the world.
Each year it is hosted by a different country, this year, 2022, the host and organizer is Sweden. In addition, the annual campaign is called "Only One Earth".
It is a slogan with great symbolism as it was the slogan used at the first Stockholm Conference in 1972, an event that put the environment on the global agenda and led to the establishment of World Environment Day.
Fifty years later, Sweden hosts Stockholm+50 on June 2-3 and World Environment Day on June 5.
Join our Goodwill Ambassadors @giseleofficial @RockyDawuni, @AntoinetteTaus, @JackJohnson, @deespeak & @BertrandPiccard, & other advocates across the world ������ in counting Earth Action Numbers.— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) June 5, 2022
We have #OnlyOneEarth. Let’s take care of it. #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/VudKzd2TTk