WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: JUNE 5, 2014 [UNEP]

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Quick Facts

World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

Local names

Name Language
World Environment Day English
Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente Spanish
יום איכות הסביבה עולמי Hebrew
اليوم العالمي للبيئة Arabic
세계 환경의 날 Korean
Weltumwelttag German

World Environment Day 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

World Environment Day 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

World Environment Day is held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

UN Worl Enviroment Day

World Environment Day promotes ways to improve the earth’s environment, such as conserving forests.

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What do people do?

World Environment Day is celebrated in many ways in countries such as Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the United States. Activities include street rallies and parades, as well as concerts, tree planting, and clean-up campaigns. In many countries, this annual event is used to enhance political attention and action towards improving the environment. This observance also provides an opportunity to sign or ratify international environmental conventions.

Public life

The UN World Environment Day is not a public holiday, so public life is not affected.

Background

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP. It is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5.

Symbols

The main colors featured in many promotions for this event are natural colors depicting nature, the earth and its natural resources. These colors are often softer shades of green, brown and blue. Images of natural the earth’s features, such as snowy mountains, clean beaches, unpolluted rivers, and photos of natural flora and fauna, including fern leaves, are used to promote campaigns supporting the day.

World Environment Day Observances

 

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Tue Jun 5 1990 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Wed Jun 5 1991 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Fri Jun 5 1992 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sat Jun 5 1993 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sun Jun 5 1994 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Mon Jun 5 1995 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Wed Jun 5 1996 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Thu Jun 5 1997 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Fri Jun 5 1998 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sat Jun 5 1999 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Mon Jun 5 2000 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Tue Jun 5 2001 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Wed Jun 5 2002 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Thu Jun 5 2003 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sat Jun 5 2004 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sun Jun 5 2005 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Mon Jun 5 2006 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Tue Jun 5 2007 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Thu Jun 5 2008 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Fri Jun 5 2009 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sat Jun 5 2010 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sun Jun 5 2011 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Tue Jun 5 2012 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Wed Jun 5 2013 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Thu Jun 5 2014 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Fri Jun 5 2015 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Sun Jun 5 2016 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Mon Jun 5 2017 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Tue Jun 5 2018 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Wed Jun 5 2019 World Environment Day United Nations observance
Fri Jun 5 2020 World Environment Day United Nations observance

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