International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022: 16th September
- World Ozone Day or the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on the 16th of September. The theme announced by the UN Environment Programme for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2022 is ‘Global Cooperation Protecting Life on Earth’.
- The day aims to create awareness about the importance and need of the Ozone layer which is the single protection on Earth against UV rays coming out from the sun. The UN Environment Programme also aims to bring awareness about the importance of getting rid of the substances that damage the ozone layer. It also calls for taking time-targeted actions to protect Earth’s protective shield.
- The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in 1994. This was done to commemorate the date of the signing of the ‘Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer’ by the governments of 46 nations around the world in 1987. It was also known as the “Montreal Protocol”.
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Published date : 17 Sep 2022 06:10PM