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May Environment Calendar 2019

 

World Bee Day World Bee Day

 

May 20, 2019
 


World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.

 

On December 20, 2017 at New York, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.

 

 

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IBD 2019 International Day for Biological Diveristy

 

May 22, 2019
 

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

 

The theme for 2019 is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”. This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being.

  

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World No Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day

 

May 31, 2019
 

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated globally on 31st May, under the leadership of the World Health Organisation to highlight the ill-effects of tobacco consumption and to develop effective measures to reduce its intake.

 

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health". The campaign will increase awareness on the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease, the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people. The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.

 

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