June 5 observed as World Environment Day 2014

June 5 was celebrated as the World Environment Day across the globe with an emphasis for global awareness on taking action to protect the environment.

Backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the 2014 World Environment Day (WED) coincides with the International Year of Small Island Developing States, which was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to spread awareness of and to draw attention to the critical problems faced by the world’s islands.

World Environment Day which is also called Eco Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.

WED 2014 theme and Official Slogan

  • Theme: Small Islands and Climate Change.
  • Official slogan: “Raise Your Voice Not The Sea Level.”

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