Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June is one of the
principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates
worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political
attention and action.
World Environment Day theme selected for 2004 is Wanted!
Seas and Oceans – Dead or Alive? The theme asks
that we make a choice as to how we want to treat the Earth’s
seas and oceans. It also calls on each and every one of us to
act. Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and alive or polluted
The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2004
will be held in Barcelona, Spain in close collaboration with the Universal
Forum of Cultures. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is
honoured that the City of Barcelona, the Catalan Regional Government and
the Government of Spain will be hosting this important United Nations
Our agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people
to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote
an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards
environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure all nations
and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. World Environment
Day is a people's event with colourful activities such as street rallies,
bicycle parades, green concerts, essays and poster competitions in schools,
tree planting, as well as recycling and clean-up campaigns.
EU Event: The EU Green Week 2004 -
Regional Office for Europe, Brussels Liaison Office with EU
and RUNIC Brussels stand at the Green Week Exhibition
& Oceans: Dead or Alive? EU Environment News: Special Edition
(Published by UNEP Brussels PDF)
& Oceans: Dead or Alive?
- poster-brochure version (PDF, 3.2Mb)
International Photographic Competition on the Environment 2004-2005
London launch of
the UNEP International Photographic Competition, 4 June 2004
of the World Environment Day 2004 around Europe