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UN Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the
Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Market turmoil, economic downturns and talk of recession
have historically spelt tough times for the environment. At such
moments, safeguarding the planet has often been seen as a luxury,
and as a burden on economic recovery and development. But the remarkable
story of the ozone layer...
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8 September 2008|
ozone layer could ring in health, economic benefits:
Marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone
Layer, Mr. Ban said that efforts to tackle climate change are adversely
affected when the global economic situation is in flux.
At such moments, safeguarding the
planet has often been seen as a luxury, and as a burden on economic
recovery and development, he said in a message marking the
Day. But the remarkable story of the ozone layer, whose preservation
we celebrate today, shows such thinking for what it is: mere myth.
16 September 2008 |
UN News Centre
Education Pack for Secondary Schools
- This Education Pack (Teacher's Book and Student's Book) was developed
by UNEP OzonAction Programme under the Multilateral Fund for the
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol with partners UNESCO, WHO
and UNICEF. The kit aims at raising awareness and encouraging the
active participation of young people in the debate on ozone depletion.
the Related Press release ...
16 September 2008 | UNEP OzonAction
Angola Press: The implementation environmental preservation methods
is the key element for the protection of the ozone layer, said Tuesday
here an expert with the Ministry of Urbanisation and Environment,
António Matias. He said this whilst addressing a workshop designed
for students of Luanda's Medium Industrial Institute (IMIL), under
the celebrations of the International Day for the Preservation of
the Ozone Layer, September 16.
by the Ministry of Nature Protection, the main celebrations of the
International Ozone Day were held at Yerevan Secondary School N 176
with participation of teachers and students of 16 schools located
in the same community called Malati-Sebastia. Read the report
on activities held and view striking pictures on the success of
this vibrant event.
An awareness Seminar for higher-education students was also conducted
jointly with the Aarhus Center on 17 Sept. It will be dedicated to
such ecological problems like climate change and ozone depletion.
A painting competition of children and
juveniles was held at Bangladesh Shishu Academy on the occasion
of Ozone Day. More than 500 children and juveniles in three groups
took part in the painting competition organised by Department of
In this connection, an inter-ministerial meeting was held yesterday
in the Ministry of Environment and Forests with its Secretary AHM
Rezaul Karim in the chair to make the day's programmes a success.
Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, Minister of Family,
Youth, Sports and the Environment presented the Education Pack to
school pupils in celebration of ozone day. Barbados plans to distribute
the education pack to all its primary schools.
Government of Benin hosted Ozone Day celebrations one week earlier
(9 Sept) in Cotonou during a week that saw the holding of the Joint
Regional Network Meeting for English and French Speaking African
A loccasion de la célébration de la Journée
mondiale de la protection de la couche dozone , Monsieur Jeremy
Bazye, le Coordonateur Régional du projet Ozone au Programme
de Nations Unies pour lEnvironnement sest exprimé
au micro de Marthe Kakou, Journaliste Onuci fm de Cote d'Ivoire
durant la 12e réunion des responsables des bureaux ozone
d'Afrique au Bénin.
Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan developed a poster
and highlighted the importance of International Ozone Day.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations translated into
Bosnian language the "Twenty Questions and Answers About the
Ozone Layer: 2006 Update" (Dvadeset pitanja i odgovora u vezi
ozonskog omotca -azurirano 2006). Interviews on this publication
were aired on BiH radio station.
Cette année les activités suivantes sont programmée
: un match des incollables opposant les élèves de certains
établissement secondaires de Yaoundé, portant sur la
protection de la couche d'ozone, un concours d'art plastique sur les
questions relatives à l'ozone, et une exposition des uvres
d'art réalisées par les enfants, une marche pour la
protection de l'ozone, la présentation de sketch et récits
par les (Little Angels of Environment Cameroon) etc.
the occasion of International Ozone Day, the Ministry of Environmental
Protection, Physical Planning and Construction translated the comic
book "Ozzy Goes Island hopping into Croatian.
here to view or download booklet
poster was also printed and disseminated.
There will also be broadcasts on television (HRT,
RTL and NOVA
TV) of the TV spots: The Drummer, Kids Dream and Croatian spot
regarding disposal of refrigerators.
Croatia also produced a poster.
Prensa Latina : La Habana, 16 sep (PL)
Cuba arriba al Día Mundial de la Protección de la
Capa de Ozono tras cumplir varias de las metas trazadas en 2007,
aseguró Nelson Espinosa, Director de la Oficina Técnica
Eritrea organised public seminars and broadcasted on TV and radio
and posted articles in newspapers. They also distributed brochures
and displayed ozone related banners.
allAfrica .com: As part of activities marking this year's world Day
for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, a special "Readwide
What Do You Know?" quiz contest was held at the Teacher's Hall
at Amakom in Kumasi, yesterday.
The contest was organized by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and
sponsored by Readwide Ghana Limited and Voltic Mineral Water and
NOU Grenada as part of its activities will be hosting a Panel Discussion
around the theme with Panelist from the Energy Division, National
Climate Change Committee and the NOU.
Also scheduled is an Ozone Award Ceremony to award individuals and
institutions that contributed to Grenada's effort to Zero importation
The final component of the celebrations is a 30 minute television
production by the NOU, including an address by Minister of Environment,
interviews with technicians, importers, customs officers, lecturer
at local college and NOO.
As part of the celebrations mugs
and mouse pads were produced for public awareness purposes.
Neoleadership: A limage des autres nations du monde, la Guinée
a célébré, ce mardi 16 septembre, la journée
internationale de lOzone. La cérémonie a été
présidée par le ministère de lenvironnement
et du développement durable, du ministère de lindustrie
et de lartisanat. La célébration à été
organisée par le département de tutelle en collaboration
avec lassociation Guinéenne du Froid AGF, le point
Ozone Guinée du dit département. L a salle de conférence
dun hôtel de la place a servi de cadre au lancement
de la célébration dudit journée. Le thème
central de cette année est « Protocole de Montréal,
un partenariat mondial pour des bienfaits mondiaux ».
The Environment Protection Agency, Education Information and Technology
Division and in collaboration with the National Ozone Unit organized
various activities for school children. Ozone related publications
were also displayed in schools in observance of Ozone day.
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Le Nouvelliste en Haiti: Une dizaine de kits d'instruments qui vont
servir à la détection des substances appauvrissants
la couche d'ozone (SAOs) ont été remis à la Direction
générale des Douanes par les responsables du bureau
national d'ozone (BNO). D'autres équipements telles que gants,
casques, lunettes seront sous peu distribués aux dizaines de
douaniers ayant suivi pendant deux jours une formation pratique et
théorique sur la protection de la couche d'ozone. Ce premier
contingent est appelé à créer les douaniers verts
qui ont pour mission de protéger l'environnement. « Les
SAOs sont souvent toxiques et inflammables, c'est pour cela nous devons
bien équipés les agents douaniers avant de les mettre
au travail », a dit Dr Ronald Vilemenay, directeur du bureau
national d'ozone le 16 septembre dernier à l'occasion de la
journée internationale de la protection de la couche d'ozone.
2008 UNEP DTIE, Ozone Action Paris in association with CEE
And Nehru Science Centre celebrated the International day for the
preservation of the ozone layer by Launching the Education pack for
Higher secondary school . Dr. Manekar Director Nehru Science Centre
released the education pack . 25 highschool teachers and 100 children
were present for the launching ...
The Association for Environment Conservation Advocacy and Solutions
(AECAS) will be organising competitions (painting, essay and slogan
writing, poster making, paper presentation.
Students from F D High School, Juhapura, participated in a drawing
competition in which Saiyed Arif of Std. 9C won. Also the students
wrote slogans and their views on the Environment and Ozone Saving
Process. These were done on Cloth Grafittii. Grafittiie is a way to
create awareness amongst the people regarding the burning issues of
the society. Students also presented their views on the ways to save
the ozone layer.
Seven High Schools in Nashik
observe the International Ozone Day : Rachana Vidyalaya, M.R.Sarda
Kanya Vidya Mandir, Bhalekar High School , Shri. B.V.Joshi Maharashtra
High School, Upnagar, Ichhamani High School, R.J.S.Bytco Girls' School,
and K.J.Mehta High School of Nashik, Maharashtra, India earnestly
observed the International Ozone Day on Tuesday, 16th September 2008
under the guidance of Shri.Vijay Golesar, Nashik organised special
events such as an inter-school rally, inter-school drawing competitions
and essay-writing competitions.
A teacher's workshop on the utility of the OzonAction Education Pack
for Secondary Schools was organized by Alfa Foundation NGO working
in slum areas in India.
The State Minister for the Enviornment, Rachmat Witoelar gave a speech
for World Ozone Day in which he highlghted that illicit imports and
trade of ODSs remained widespread and keep damaging the ozone layer.
The Hankyoreh: On International Ozone Day, designated by the United
Nations as September 16, children enjoy a picnic at the Hangang Riverside
Park, Guri, Gyeonggi Province, amid a field of cosmos flowers.
Kuwait Times: The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE-Kuwait)
held a seminar on Tuesday evening to celebrate, along with the world,
the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The
seminar, held at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Salwa, was attended by
its members and various invited guests. The group discussed this year's
event's theme, 'International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone
Layer: Montreal Protocol-Global Partnership for Global Benefits'.
Top-Ozone Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd organised its International Ozone
Day on 9 Sept at the National Science Centre at Bukit Kiara, KL. The
family event was themed: Let Us Work Together to Save the Ozone Layer
Save Our Children. Among the activities lined up were Protecting
Our Ozone Layer students quiz, childrens creative drawing
competition, Ozone Layer & You seminar...
celebrated International Ozone Day on 16th September 2008. Ozone Day
celebrations started with the release of a stamp set by the President
of the Maldives, His Excellency President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom.
Environment Resource Centre, Maldives
RMI Environmental Protection Authority and the National ODS Taskforce
joined together in organizing activities to commemorate the 2008 International
Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
following activities will be undertaken to celebrate Ozone Day on
- Press conferences with participation of National Ozone Unit
(NOU), Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, End-users, main
importers and distributors of refrigeration equipment and mass-media
- Carrying out an Ecological hour - 16 September - International
Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in all primary and
high schools of the republic;
- Broadcasting special radio transmission (round table discussion)
in the format "ECO-TERRA", under the topic: "Progress
of the Republic of Moldova in achievements of the Montreal Protocol
- Broadcasting through national TV the UNEP TVE video animated
cartoons (translated into Romanian language);
- In cooperation with the Ministry of Education the NOU will distribute
and make public the following material: Click
here to view.
National Ozone Unit translated the Ozzy Ozone comic books Ozzy Flies
High and Ozzy Goes Polar and distributed to the primary school, and
on 16th Sept the Ministry of Tourism and Environment organised a press
conference with media coverage in order to present the comic books
and to diffuse the message on the importance of ozone layer protection.
allAfrica.com: The country joined the world in commemorating the Ozone
Day and the 21st anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on September
16. Deputy Director of the Namibia Investment Centre, Freddy Gaoseb,
said at the commemoration, Namibia leads the way in phasing out ODS
because of its sound policy, legislation and smart partnerships with
other government agencies and industries.
He said while the protocol is succeeding, the final success is
not yet achieved, until all ozone depleting substances are completely
phased out in both developed and developing countries.
PIA Daily News Reader: The Department of Enviornment and Natural Resources
(DENR) has calendared International Day for the Preservation of the
Ozone Layer as among the events to be celebrated this September.
The observance of Ozone Day will highlight the country's commitment
to a clean environment and its adherence to the Montreal Protocol
on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
The Peninsula: Qatar will join the world to mark the International
Day for the Protection of Ozone Layer, which falls on September 16
Walid Mohammed Hassan Al Imadi, Director of the International Cooperation
Department at the Environment Ministry and the national coordinator
for Vienna agreement and Montreal Protocol for Protection of Ozone
Layer praised efforts made by Qatar for protecting Ozone Layer...
In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning,
'Vreme', one of Serbia's local newspapers dedicated eight pages
to ozone layer protection - 'Medunarodni
dan ocuvanja ozonskog omotaca'.
Read more on Serbia's Ozone Day activities:
nebo nad Srbijom
ozon nad Srbijom
Seychelles will be holding a week activity and the main event will
be on the
16 September, 2008. Activities will be as follows:
- One day workshop for all environmental teachers plus secondary
students on ozone depletion and its effect on human health, marine
life and plants.
- Ozone programs will be transmitted on radio, television and
- Donation of training equipments for refrigerant technicians
National Institute of Technology under our TPMP Funding.
- Song competitions on Ozone layer, reproduction of the Primary
Education Pack by UNEP for primary students/teachers.
Daily News Sri Lanka: The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Development commemorated the International Ozone Day 2008 (September
16) yesterday at the National Youth Services Council, Maharagama.
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Champika Ranawaka
launched a logo of Ozone friendly tea to mark the World Ozone Day
that coincided with the 21st anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.
launched the booklet Ozzy Goes Island Hopping, and the Education
Packs for Primary and Secondary Schools.
During the event, the Honourable Minister of Education and Public
Development ad interim, Mr. Micheal Jong Tjie Fa received the Ozzy
Educational Material. In his delivering speech, he approached on
the commitment of his Ministry for education and awareness raising
for the continuation in protection of the natural resource of Suriname.
Suriname boasts of having over 85 percent of its territory still
as virgin forest.
Mrs. Marlene Harris, General Director of the National Institute
for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS - focal point
for Montreal Protocol issues) also gave an overview of the success
of Suriname in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol. She
highlighted on the major success through the active involvement
and participation of the private sectors including importers, distributors
and the air conditioning and refrigeration servicing technicians.
IPP Media: Tanzania is today joining the international community
to mark The United Nations` (UN) International Day for the Preservation
of the Ozone Layer celebrated on September 16 every year.
The Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Environment)
Dr. Batilda Buriani called on industries and businesses importing
the harmful chemicals to use alternative chemicals in production
of their products.
Ozone Day celebrations were organized on Saturday 13 Sept by the Department
of Industrial Works (DIW), in coordination with the UNEP and the Mall
Group (one of Thai leading department stores).
about the activities that took place
The Ministry of Nature and Protection organised thematic meetings
in schools dedicated to Ozone Day along with a competition of children's
pictures. Articles will also be published in the national newspapers.
newspaper article published in the local newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan"
The New Vision - Uganda's Leading Website: In addition, commemoration
of the International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer, offers
an opportunity for nations around the world to promote awareness and
actions for protection of the Ozone layer. The Theme of this year's
celebration is: "Montreal Protocol - Global Partnership for Global
This year, 2008, marks some of the milestones concerning the progress
achieved worldwide among the Parties to the Montreal Protocol since
the year 1987. The events for celebrating the 20 years of the Montreal
Protocol took place last year during the 19th Meeting of the Parties
(MOP) to the Montreal Protocol, in Montreal, Canada.
Abu Dhabi Awareness Campaigns for World Ozone Day prepares to host
the International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer on September
16th with various awareness campaigns from the Environment Agency-Abu
Dhabi targeting consumers in an effort to improve behaviour which
contributes to depleting the ozone layer.
Este martes 16 de septiembre se celebra el "Día Internacional
de la Capa de Ozono" y el Ministerio del Poder Popular para
el Ambiente (Minamb), continúa en el proceso de información
y prevención ante el uso de los gases refrigerantes que influyen
en el aspecto de agotamiento de este importante filtro solar.
Yemen Observer: As with many countries around the world, Yemen
celebrates International Ozone Day on September 16 every year; and
for this occasion Mr. Faisal Gaber, director of the National Ozone
Unite- of Environment Protection Authority, has announced the second
stage of training the professional farmers in two of the methyl
bromide soil fumigation alternatives: Solar fumigation and Biofumigation.
Their training is being held in Sadah governorate this month.