World Environment Day


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World Environment Day

June 5
The United Nations General Assembly designated June 5 World Environment Day in 1972. The date was chosen because it marked the opening day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden, which led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was convened again 20 years later, in the hope that nations would recapture the enthusiasm of the 1972 conference and take up the challenge of preserving and enhancing the environment.
The General Assembly urges countries and organizations to mark this day with activities that educate people about threats to the environment and encourage them to strike a balance between development and concern for the earth's future.
CONTACTS:
United Nations
Global Teaching and Learning Project
National Plz., Rm. DCI-552
New York, NY 10017
212-963-8589
www.un.org
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Ave., Gigiri
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi, Kenya
254-2-623-128; fax: 254-2-623-692
www.unep.org
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