World Environment Day(世界环境日)]

World Environment Day(世界环境日)]

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, en concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.

Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment deliver statements and commit thelves 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.

Previous Themes

2003Water - Two Billion People are Dying for It!水-20亿人生命之所系!2002Give Earth a Chance使地球充满生机!2001Connect with the World Wide Web of Life用全球网络联接世界万物!2000The Environment Millennium - Time to Act环境新纪元,时候已到,行动起来!1999Our Earth - Our Future - Just Save It!拯救地球就是拯救未来!1998For Life on Earth - Save Our Seas为了地球上的生命,拯救我们的海洋1997For Life on Earth 为了地球上的生命1996Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home我们的地球、我们的生境、我们的家园1995We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment我们世界各族人民:为保护全球环境而携手努力!1994One Earth One Family 我们的地球-我们的家园1993Poverty and the Environment - Breaking the Vicious Circle贫困与环境-打破这一恶性循环1992Only One Earth, Care and Share只有一个地球-让我们关爱和分享它1991Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership 需要为应付气候变化而建立全球伙伴关系1990Children and the Environment与环境