International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer

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2016-09-16 (All day)
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Introduction and background
 
2016 Celebrations 
 
Theme and messages
 
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Introduction and background

 

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114).

States were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.

The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth.

The theme for this year's International Ozone Day recognizes the collective efforts of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol towards the restoration of the ozone layer over the past three decades and the global commitment to combat climate change.

2016 celebrations

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Barbara Thomson, will on the 21st of September 2016 host the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer, in Upington, Northern Cape Province.

Theme

 

The theme for the 2016 celebrations is, “Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united” the theme is supported by the slogan, “Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.”

 

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2016 commemoration: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to host the International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Barbara Thomson, will on the 21st of September 2016 host the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer, in Upington, Northern Cape Province. This day has been marked annually by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) since the proclamation of the day by the United Nations General Assembly on 19 December 1994 to commemorate the date in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

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