World Environment Day


World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • It is celebrated every year on June 5th. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began.
  • Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries.
  • The theme for 2015 is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
  • Italy will serve as the host of the WED 2015.

Sources: The Hindu, UNEP, WED.


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