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Saturday, 14 September 2013

The 2013 Ozone Day - A healthy atmosphere, the future we want

  • The message of the United Nations Secretary-General on the 2013 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2013 (A C E F R S)
 United Nations Secretary-General's Message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2013.

Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary responses.  A generation ago, the world’s nations agreed to act definitively to protect the ozone layer, initiating an inter-governmental process that blazed new trails.

As we implement the outcomes of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the remarkable success story of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer provides a beacon of hope.  It provides protection for the ozone layer, significantly contributes to climate mitigation and reminds us that, faced with existential threats, the nations of the world are capable of cooperation for the common good. 

My hope is that this success will inform and inspire the international community in charting a new vision and responsive framework for the period beyond 2015, the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.  Sustainable development -- enabled by the integration of economic growth, social justice and environmental stewardship -- must become our global guiding principle and operational standard.

On this International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, I commend all who have made the Montreal Protocol such an outstanding example of international cooperation.  I urge Governments, industry, civil society and all other partners to apply the same spirit to the other great environment and development challenges of our times.

Mr Ban Ki-moon.

 Learn more about the theme 2013 :

Día Internacional de la Preservación de la Capa de Ozono, 16 de septiembre, Tema de 2013: «Una atmósfera saludable es el futuro que queremos».

Journée internationale de la protection de la couche d'ozone, 16 septembre.Thème 2013 : Une atmosphère saine, tel est l'avenir que nous voulons.

موضوع عام 2013: غلاف جوي سليم هو المستقبل الذي نريد

保护臭氧层国际日, 9月16. 2013年主题:“一个健康的大气层是我们期望的未来"

 Международный день охраны озонового слоя, 16 сентября. Тема 2013 года:  "Будущее, которого мы хотим, — здоровая атмосфера планеты."


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