AU Watch

World Environment Day

5 June

The United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day (WED) to deepen public awareness of the need to preserve and enhance the environment. That date recalls the opening day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972), which led to the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP.