World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5 June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates world wide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. World Environment Day is also A multi-media event which Inspires thousands of journalists to write and report enthusiastically and critically on the environment. 

For background information on the Day and how it can be celebrated, interested individuals and organizations can visit the World Environment Day web pages at the United Nations Environment Programme web site.



World Environment Day in Bangladesh 



Excerpts from special supplements in newspapers

Message from the Honourable President of the People's Republic of  Bangladesh

Message from the Honourable Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Message from the Minister for Environment & Forest

Message from the Deputy Minister for Environment & Forest

Message from the Secretary, Ministry of  Environment & Forest


World Environment Day National Programme
  • Children rally
  • Children's painting competition
  • Environmental fair and cultural programme
  • Publication of poster highlighting the "2000, The Environmental Millennium, Time to Act"
  • Publication of special supplement in national newspapers
  • Decoration of  street islands with banners, festoons, etc.
  • Publication of souvenirs
  • Seminar
  • Special programme on national radio and television


Special Environment Day contribution by SDNP




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