The Special Dates

Environmental observances and world day campaigns create awareness of environmental issues and spark ideas for how to act. They offer us opportunities to know more about our environment and participate in creating a brighter future for everyone.

3 March

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

3 March

22 March

World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations General Assembly announced in December 1992 that 22 March of each year was declared World Water Day, to be observed starting in 1993.

22 April

Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection, and is an annual event with activities coordinated globally by Earth Day Network.

22 April

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations dedicated 22 May of every year as International Day for Biological Diversity with the aim to arouse and develop awareness about biodiversity issues.

5 June

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June and people are invited to take action in order to be part of the change for the Earth.

5 June

8 June

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day takes place annually on 8 June. The day works to foster public interest in the proper management of the ocean and its resources.

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17 June in order to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

17 June

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16 September is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It spreads awareness about the depletion of Ozone Layer and search possible solutions.

22 September

World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day

Word Car Free Day is an international event that is celebrated every 22 September when people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars.

22 September

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