Join the push to protect our only planet - World Environment Day
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World Environment Day on 5 June is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1973, the event has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet. This year, #WorldEnvironmentDay 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.
With over 150 countries participating, this UN international day engages governments, businesses, civil society, schools, celebrities, cities and communities, raising awareness and celebrating environmental action.
2022 is a historic milestone for the global environmental community. It marks 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, widely seen as the first international meeting on the environment. The 1972 Stockholm Conference spurred the formation of environment ministries and agencies around the world and kickstarted a host of new global agreements to collectively protect the environment. It was also where the goals of poverty alleviation and environmental protection became linked, paving the way for the Sustainable Development Goals. At the Stockholm Conference, the idea of World Environment Day was formalized, with the first one being celebrated in 1973.
In early June 2022, the high-level Stockholm+50 international meeting will be held in Sweden, a few days before World Environment Day. The communications around these events are connected and will be mutually reinforcing. There is a circularity in this year’s World Environment Day; 50 years ago the theme of the Stockholm Conference was also “Only One Earth”. The message is as important today as it was then.
World Environment Day Website: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
UNEP Website: https://www.unep.org/
English: #WorldEnvironmentDay, #OnlyOneEarth
Français: #UneSeuleTerre, #JournéeMondialeDelEnvironnement
Kiswahili: #DuniaMojaTu, #SikuYaMazingiraDuniani
Español: #UnaSolaTierra, #DíaMundialDelMedioAmbiente
Portuguese: #UmaSóTerra, #DiaMundialDoMeioAmbiente
Russian: #ТолькооднаЗемля, #ВсемирныйДеньОкружающейСреды
Chinese: #只有一个地球#, #世界环境日#
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