Healthy Atmosphere is theme of Ozone Day

Healthy Atmosphere is theme of Ozone Day

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16 September 2013

“A Healthy Atmosphere, the Future We Want” is the theme for this year’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer on 16 September.

The event coincides with the signing in 1987 of an international agreement known as the Montreal Protocol  on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which protects Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

“Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary responses. A generation ago, the world’s nations agreed to act definitively to protect the ozone layer, initiating an inter- governmental process that blazed new trails,” said U.N: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message to mark the occasion.

 

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