United Nations World Environment Day 2010
For 51 years, Three Rivers Arts Festival has connected the community to culture, and in 2010 environmental art, education and action are at the forefront when the Festival serves as an anchor site for Pittsburgh’s celebration of United Nations World Environment Day on June 5.
What is United Nations World Environment Day?
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Commemorated each year on June 5, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. With thousands of events in UNEP’s six global regions, namely, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia and Europe, World Environment Day is considered one of the largest environmental events of its kind. World Environment Day 2010 in Pittsburgh will mark the 37th annual celebration.
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