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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone
Layer 2006

Theme for 2006:

Protect the Ozone Layer, Save Life on Earth

Get inspired and begin by reading the United Nations Secretary General's message on the occassion of Ozone Day 2006.

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Are you in search of ideas on how to celebrate Ozone Day this year? Or perhaps you would like to do something different from what you did last year? For ideas, we invite you to see what some countrie did in 2005.

Ozone Day activities in 2005

For its Children's News programme, Finnish TV channel MTV3 prepared a short documentary that used UNEP's Ozzy Ozone video along with interviews of a prominent personality to educate kids about ozone protection. Why not use a similar approach in your country?

Video clip (Finnish)
Script of the Children's News segment (English)

Protecting the Ozone Layer - The African Response. This video is a compilation of Africa's contribution towards the protection of the ozone layer. An excellent tool to promote ozone awareness in schools and universities.

Video of The African Response

Ozone Officers can get specific ideas on what they should do from a guidance letter prepared by UNEP. Read this informative letter sent by the Head of the DTIE OzonAction Branch to all National Ozone Units (NOUs).


This Ozone Day, the OzonAction Programme is promoting the use of a new OzonAction Education Pack - A guide for primary school teachers tht has been developed by UNEP, UNESCO and WHO and financed by the Multilateral Fund. The Pack contains an entire teaching and learning programme based on basic knowledge, practical skills and participation, for students to learn about concrete and simple solutions to protect the ozone layer and safely enjoy the sun. Why not download the education pack available in English, French and Spanish and distribute in schools in your country?

OzonAction Education Pack

Visit the Ozone Secretariat's web site to obtain material and information to support your Ozone Day celebrations.

Ozone Secretariat web site External site

Media coverage

Press coverage of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2006

1. Qatar will enact law to protect ozone layer - Gulf News

2. Celebran hoy Día Internacional Preservación Capa de Ozono - Prensa Latina

3. India achieved 50 pc target of phasing out CFCs: Meena - Zee News -Noida,India

4. China [article in Chinese language]

5. Ozone Day today, The New Nation - Bangladesh. By BSS, Dhaka, Fri, 15 Sep 2006

6. BMP distributes 10,000 herbs, The Hindu, 18 September 2006, Staff Reporter

7. Ozone Day today, The Daily Times, Pakistan, 16 September 2006

8. International Ozone Day: Drastic reduction in use of harmful chemicals urged.
The Daily Times
, Pakistan, By Imran Naeem Ahmad, 17 September 2006

9. International Ozone Day - Ozone layer depletion threat to ecosystem
The Daily Star
- Dhaka, Bangladesh, By: Khandoker Azizul Islam, 16 September 2006

10. Ozone layer depletion threat to ecosystem,
The Daily Star
, By: Khandoker Azizul Islam, Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 820, 20 September 2006

11. International Ozone Day today, Bss, Dhaka, The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 820

12. Twelfth International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer Celebrated - Press Information Bureau (press release) - New Delhi, India, 16 September 2006

13. Ozone Day celebrations - Hindu - Chennai, India, 16 September 2006

14. Bhutan observes International Ozone day -South Asian Media Net, 16 September 2006

15. International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer News
FACTBOX - Ozone Layer on Way to Slow Recovery,
Planet Ark /Reuters
, 18 September 2006

16. Govt apathy: green sheen off on World Ozone Day
Ludhiana Newsline
- Ludhiana, India, Anupam Bhagria, 18 September 2006

17. Journée d'information sur la protection de la couche d'ozone
La Presse
(Tunis) 18 Septembre 2006

18. Call to check Ozone depletion - Newindpress - Chennai, India, Saturday, 16 September 2006

19. Comunidad p33 Sábado, 16 de septiembre, 2006 - AÑO 7 - Nº2312 EL PROBLEMA MUNDIAL SE AGRAVA AÑO TRAS AÑO
La Republica, 16 September 2006

20. Green Clubs planned in 250 schools in Tamil Nadu
- Chennai, India, Saturday September 16 2006

21. BMP gears up to celebrate Ozone Day - New Indian Express, Sights, sounds and smells from Bangalore,
17 September 2006

22. NGO ropes in teachers, holds 'World Ozone Day'
Mumbai Newsline
- Mumbai, India, Express News Service, 16 September 2006

23. Couche d'ozone, un optimisme mesuré - Libération (Casablanca) 13 Septembre 2006 By Antony Drugeon

24. Journée mondiale de l'ozone, les acteurs du froid pour la consolidation des acquis - Le Soleil (Dakar)-By B. B. Sané, 16 Septembre 2006

25. Couche d'ozone : la perte a atteint 13% l'hiver dernier dans l'Arctique - LE MONDE, 18 Septembre 2006

26. Ozone layer depletion threat to ecosystem
Indian Catholic
, India - 16 September 2006

27. Niños dejaron su huella en favor de la capa de ozono
El Universal.com
, Caracas, Venezuela, By : ELKIS BEJARANO DELGADO, 18 September 2006

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