World Environment Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Environment Day ()
Event Started1974
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

World Environment Day Brief

World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on 5 June, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action to protect the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a major campaign to raise awareness, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime on environmental issues arising from marine pollution, human overgrazing and global warming. World Environment Day has become a global forum for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.

World Environment Day History

The declaration of celebrating this day was made by the United Nations in the year 1972 to bring political and social awareness towards the environment at the global level. It was launched after discussions at the World Environment Conference organized by the United Nations General Assembly from June 05 to June 16. The First World Environment Day was celebrated on 05 June 1974.

More than 143 countries participate in it every year and many government, social and business people talk on the topic of environmental protection, problems etc. Various programs are organized to make people aware on this day, such as planting trees, telling people their importance etc.

World Environment Day Theme(s)

YearsHost CountryThemes
2022SwedenOnly One Earth
2021PakistanEcosystem restoration
2020ColombiaTime for Nature
2019ChinaBeat Air Pollution
2018New Delhi, IndiaBeat Plastic Pollution
2017Ottawa, CanadaConnecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator
2016Luanda, AngolaZero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade
2015Rome, ItalySeven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
2014Bridgetown, BarbadosRaise your voice, not the sea level
2013Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaThink.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint
2012Brasilia, BrazilGreen Economy: Does it include you?
2011Delhi, IndiaForests: Nature at your Service
2010Rangpur, BangladeshMany Species. One Planet. One Future
2009Mexico City, MexicoYour Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat Climate Change
2008Wellington, New ZealandKick The Habit – Towards A Low Carbon Economy
2007London, EnglandMelting Ice – a Hot Topic?
2006Algiers, AlgeriaDeserts and Desertification – Don't Desert Drylands!
2005San Francisco, United StatesGreen Cities – Plant for the Planet!
2004Barcelona, SpainWanted! Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive?
2003Beirut, LebanonWater – Two Billion People are Dying for It!
2002Shenzhen, People's Republic of ChinaGive Earth a Chance
2001Torino, Italy and Havana, CubaConnect with the World Wide Web of Life
2000Adelaide, AustraliaThe Environment Millennium – Time to Act
1999Tokyo, JapanOur Earth – Our Future – Just Save It!
1998Moscow, Russian FederationFor Life on Earth – Save Our Seas
1997Seoul, Republic of KoreaFor Life on Earth
1996Istanbul, TurkeyOur Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home
1995Pretoria, South AfricaWe the Peoples: United for the Global Environment
1994London, United KingdomOne Earth One Family
1993Beijing, People's Republic of ChinaPoverty and the Environment – Breaking the Vicious Circle
1992Rio de Janeiro, BrazilOnly One Earth, Care and Share
1991Stockholm, SwedenClimate Change. Need for Global Partnership
1990Mexico City, MexicoChildren and the Environment
1989Brussels, BelgiumGlobal Warming; Global Warning
1988Bangkok, ThailandWhen People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last
1987Nairobi, KenyaEnvironment and Shelter: More Than A Roof

More info about World Environment Day

Types of Environmental Pollution: In the modern era, environmental pollution spread due to many reasons, such as :-

  • Air pollution.
  • Water pollution.
  • Soil pollution.
  • Thermal pollution.
  • Radiational pollution.
  • Industrial pollution.
  • Ocean pollution.
  • Radioactive pollution.
  • Urban pollution.
  • Polluted river.

Important Days of June Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 JuneInternational Child Protection Day - International Day
01 JuneWorld Milk Day - International Day
05 JuneWorld Environment Day - International Day
08 JuneWorld Ocean Day - International Day
08 JuneWorld Brain Tumor Day - International Day
10 JuneWorld Eye donation Day - International Day
12 JuneWorld Child Labor Prohibition Day - International Day
14 JuneWorld Blood Donation Day - International Day
17 JuneWorld Desert and Drought Prevention Day - International Day
18 JuneInternational Picnic Day - International Day
18 JuneGoa Revolution Day - National Day
19 JuneWorld Ethnic Day - International Day
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day - International Day
21 JuneInternational Yoga Day - International Day
21 JuneWorld Music Day - International Day
23 JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day - International Day
23 JuneInternational Widows Day - International Day
26 JuneInternational Drug and Drug Abuse Day - International Day
29 JuneNational Statistics Day - National Day
जून का तीसरा रविवार of JuneWorld Father / Fathers Day (Third Sunday of June) - International Day

World Environment Day FAQs:

World Environment Day is observed every year on 05 June.

Yes, World Environment Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on June all over the World.

World Environment Day started on 1974.

World Environment Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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