World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to remind people of the importance of nature. The day is celebrated across the world to inform people that nature should not be taken for granted and should be respected for its values.
Importantly, the World Health Organization (WHO) has joined the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, a mission to prevent and reverse the degradation of ecosystems and the diversity of life they contain. maintain. WHO will work as a collaborating agency with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), among other partners.
History of World Environment Day
World Environment Day is one of the biggest annual events organized by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness of the importance of nature. The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
In 1974, the theme for World Environment Day was “One Earth”. Since then, various host countries have celebrated it. World Environment Day was first celebrated in 1974 in the United States.
World Environment Day 2021 Theme
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Reinvent. Recreate. Restore.’ because this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan is the global host of the day to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration this year.
Significance of World Environment Day
The concept behind celebrating World Environment Day is to focus on the importance of the environment and to remind people that nature should not be taken for granted.
This day observes across the world to respect and acknowledge all that the environment has given to humanity and make a commitment to protect it.
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