The world celebrates World Environment Day today, on June 5. This day is being marked by the world since 1973.
This date was not chosen randomly by the UN General Assembly. It was on this day that the United Nations Conference on Environment was opened (Stockholm, 1972). They conduct such an event for a definite purpose - to draw public attention to problem of conditions of Earth's natural resources and also to urge all the inhabitants of the planet to protect it more and not to contaminate it with industrial waste.
Ukraine has its own environment day marked annually on the third Sunday of April.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine celebrated International Day for Protection of Children on June 1. The holiday was officially declared in 1949 in Paris.