World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. According to the United Nations “World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.” Each year, a theme is selected, The theme for 2006 is “Deserts and Desertification”. The slogan is: “Don’t Desert Drylands!” Each year, a different city is selected to host World Environment Day celebrations. Algiers, Algeria was selected for 2006. Celebrate World Environment Day by:
- Learn more about the environmental topic selected for this year.
- Participate in World Environment Day activities.
- Help to create awareness of the issues
- Contribute to organizations supporting environmental issues.
The Origin of World Environment Day:
World Environment Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.
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