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Tag: World Environment Day

  • Wednesday, June 6th 2018 - 07:26 UTC

    World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution

    Every year, more than 8 million tons end up in the oceans.

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres message on World Environment Day:”A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future. We all have a role to play in protecting our only home, but it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start. That’s why this World Environment Day has just one request: beat plastic pollution.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 07:12 UTC

    “Cherish the planet that protect us” urges UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

    “On World Environment Day – and every day – let us reconnect with nature. Let us cherish the planet that protects us,” underlined Mr. Guterres.

    On World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June every year, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres urged everyone to ''cherish the planet that protect us''. In a video message, “Connecting people to Nature”, uploaded on YouTube, Guterres said, “Without a healthy environment we can't end poverty or build prosperity. We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.”

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:02 UTC

    UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day

    “Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message

    With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy single-use plastic bags or riding a bike to work.”

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

    Ramsar convention in Punta del Este calls for healthy wetlands

    Happy World Environment Day, from Dr Christopher Briggs, Secretary General Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    We join the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day from glorious Punta del Este, Uruguay, where we are currently meeting at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Contracting Parties have gathered and are very hard at work, to define a new Strategic Plan that will guide our commitment to conserve and wisely use the world’s wetlands, over the next six years from 2016 to 2021.

  • Friday, June 6th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

    “Raise your voice, not the sea level”, says UN chief on World Environment Day

    This year, I urge everyone to think about the plight of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), said Ban Ki moon

    Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea-level rise.