Health Days 2013

World Environment Day 2013



Celebration of the World Environment Day is held on the fifth of June each year, and it is among the key means through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates the world awareness of the environment and its issues. In addition to this, it also seeks to boost up the interest in the environment and increase the political action towards it.
Meanwhile, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) confirmed that 1, 3 billion tons of foods are dumped annually; equal to what is produced by the sub-Saharan desert combined. Further, one in seven people sleeps hungry, and more than 20,000 children below the age of five die out of hunger every day. Also, almost one third of the food produced worldwide goes to waste or is lost.Thus,food waste is considered drastic dissipation for the natural sources, which in turn affects the environment.
Similarly, observing the World Environment Day started out in 1972; it was initiated as a department branching off the General Assembly of the United Nations. This year's theme is set to be "Think, Eat, Save", which highlights the necessity of improving living standards of humans and avoids squandering foods. It is also meant for taking the necessary procedures in order to maintain food at home; hence to mobilize the power of unanimous decisions. This is with the aim of cornering the food-throwing phenomenon, providing funds, and diminishing the environmental impact, to the effect that food-producing processes become more efficient.
In actual fact, the world food production accounts for 25% of the total of the inhabitable land plots. That's to say, it plays a role in consuming 70% of fresh water, 80% of deforestation, and 30% of the warming gases emissions, which are highly instrumental in bio-diversification loss and land rezoning.
Weavail ourselves of this Day to reach decisions and economize in determining the foods with the least impact on the environment such as the organic foods which do not introduce chemicals in the production process.
We also can turn to and buy the locally-made foods which have not been exposed to emissions during their transporting across countries. Therefore, we see this Day as a golden opportunity to think twice beforeeating, and tomaintainthe environment. 
Accredited Date:
  • Worldly: June 5, 2013
  • Locally:Rajab 26, 1434h

Theme of the World Environment Day 2013:

Targeted Groups:
  • Schools.
  • Family.
  • Health decision makers and policy planners.
  • Society as a whole.

Key Health Messages:

  • Adding human touch to the surroundingenvironmental issues. 
  • Encouraging and empowering community members to render them effective and instrumental in materializing the human resources developing in a fair way.
  • Enhancing understanding in the local communities pivotal in changing attitudes towards the environmental issues.
  • Supporting the partnership guaranteeing the right of all nations and peoples in enjoying a more secure, prosperous future.
  • Economizing on foods and pinpointing the kinds with the least impact on the environment.
  • Familiarizing withthe possible economical waysmaintaining foods at home.
Logo of the World Environment Day 2013:
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Last Update : 18 November 2013 11:49 AM
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