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WORLD OZONE DAY

WORLD OZONE DAY

Context:

On September 16, 2021, World Ozone Day or the International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed across the world.

  • The day is celebrated every year and is dedicated to a cause that might not be visibly relevant but is important for the protection of the ozone layer.

About the Day:

  • World Ozone Day was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly in 1994, after the signing of the Montreal Protocol.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances depleting the ozone layer was signed by almost every country in 1987.

Significance of the Day:

  • This day is important in the light of depleting Ozone Layer. Ozone is the layer of gas that protects people from harmful cosmic rays. But people have themselves became a threat to the natural paradigm of the Earth. Thus, this day is celebrated with the aim of curbing all human-led ozone-depleting substances.

The theme of the Day:

  • The theme of the day in the year 2021 is “Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool”.
  • This theme is to highlight the long-term results of the 35-year-old Montreal Protocol, which is the first-ever protocol to be ratified by all the 197 members of the United Nations.

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