|World Environment Day（世界环境日）
[ 2006-06-02 09:35 ]
|World Environment Day|
|June 5, 2004|
|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（联合国环境规划署United Nations Environment Programme）.
World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, including street
rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions
in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much
Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment deliver
statements and commit themselves to care for the Earth. More serious
pledges are made which lead to the establishment of permanent governmental
structures dealing with environmental management and economic planning.
This observance also provides an opportunity to sign or ratify
international environmental conventions.
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June is one of the
principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide
awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
The World Environment Day theme selected for 2004 is Wanted! Seas and
Oceans - Dead or Alive? The theme asks that we make a choice as to how we
want to treat the Earth's seas and oceans. It also calls on each and every
one of us to act. Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and alive or
polluted and dead?
The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2004
will be held in Barcelona, Spain in close collaboration with the Universal
Forum of Cultures. UNEP is honoured that the City of Barcelona, the
Catalan Regional Government and the Government of Spain will be hosting
this important United Nations day.
|Water - Two Billion People
are Dying for It!
|Give Earth a Chance
|Connect with the World Wide
Web of Life
|The Environment Millennium -
Time to Act
|Our Earth - Our Future - Just
|For Life on Earth - Save Our
|For Life on Earth
|Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our
|We the Peoples: United for
the Global Environment
|One Earth One Family
|Poverty and the Environment -
Breaking the Vicious Circle
|Only One Earth, Care and
|Climate Change. Need for
|Children and the