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.