World Environment Day

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World Environment Day


IN 1972, the United Nations General Assembly marked the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. In the same year, a resolution was adopted by the General Assembly creating the United Nations Environment Program and declaring June 5 of each year as World Environment Day.

The yearly celebrations have continued with activities commemorating the event held in several countries in the world, all in line with a theme for the year. This year, the theme is Connect with the World Wide Web of Life. Such theme reflects the need to make the connection, in whatever way we can, between ourselves and all life on Earth. That connection can be through modern technology, traditional means, or by joining hands with other individuals and organizations. The celebration of World Environment Day provides an excellent opportunity to translate that connection into action.

Today's celebration emanates from two host sites, the vibrant Caribbean capital of Havana, Cuba, and the old Italian capital of Torino, the cities selected to host this year's international World Environment Day (WED) by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The two cities are organizing a wealth of events which would link mankind's development and ultimate survival with the delicate balance of the natural world.

Highlighting today's celebration is the launching of a new scientific survey entitled "The Millennium Assessment'' in Torino. The Assessment, which is being coordinated by the World Resources Institute in cooperation with the United Nations, is bringing together an unprecedented network of scientists, experts and non-governmental organizations, in an attempt to fill important gaps in humankind's knowledge of threats to the Earth's plants, animals, and ecosystems. …

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