World Environment Day, 2015

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Every year 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED). This is the initiative of United Nations Environmental Programme. This day stimulates the global awareness of the environment and promotes positive actions to save the planet Earth.

The theme of the WED of 2015 is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” This theme underlines on the sustainable use of the resources to ensure a healthy future. Many of the resources are at the verge of depletion as people are consuming the natural resources at a faster rate than what the planet can sustainably provide. This situation demands the responsible use of resources to ensure the well-being of humanity and the environment.

World Soil Day

???????????????????????????????The World Soil Day highlights the importance of soil. Soil is a critical component of our natural system, which vitally contributes to food, water, energy, climate, biodiversity and life.

On December 20, 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared December 5th, 2014 as World Soil Day and 2015 as the International Year of Soils. This official recognition of this day underlines the importance of soils.

Soils have been overlooked for long. Deteriorating soil health has been a cause of concern. Imbalanced use of fertilizers, low use of organic matter and non-replacement of depleted micro and secondary nutrients over the years, has resulted in nutrient deficiencies and decrease in soil richness. The World Soil Day campaign aims to bring awareness among people about how soil has critical importance in our lives.

The International Year of Small Island Developing States

The International Year of Small Island Developing States.

World Environment Day-2014

2014 is declared as the International Year of Small Island Developing States by the UN General Assembly as a theme of World Environment Day, focusing on threat which is being caused by rising sea level due to climate change.

5th June, celebrated as World Environment Day every year, since 1973. The program is run by United Nation Environment Program (UNEP). This day is celebrated to bring awareness about the wide range of environmental issues such as  climate change, waste management, unsustainable consumption, degradation of natural resources, and extreme natural disasters, which is causing harm to our planet, the Earth. This day calls for taking assertive actions to protect the nature  and the planet Earth.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day-2014

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated on 17th May, each year. This year, the day was celebrated in Geneva, on Friday, 16 May as 17 May 2014 fell on a Saturday.

This day marks the foundation of International Telecommunication Union and the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention.The purpose of the celebration of this day is to bridge digital divide and to aid in bringing awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies.

Theme of the year 2014 is ‘Broadband for sustainable development’, in Dr Hamadoun I. Touré ‘s (Secretary General-ITU) words on this theme, “It is now well-recognized that digital development is a transformative tool to fast-track sustainable development. In order to realize its full potential, it is essential to roll-out high-speed broadband networks, making it affordable as well as universally accessible”.