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World Environment Day

The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment,

Recognizing that all States participating in the Conference have determined to work together for the preservation and enhancement of the human environment,

Further recognizing that the Governments and peoples of the world have the responsibility to safeguard the human environment for future generations,

Convinced that the Conference should serve to recall the renewal of the determination of the governments and peoples of the world to recognize their responsibility for the human environment and to undertake continuing efforts to preserve and enhance it,

Taking note of recommendation 97 adopted by the Conference,

Recommends that the General Assembly of the United Nations designate 5 June as World Environment Day and decide that on that day every year the United ratios system and the Governments of the world undertake world-wide activities reaffirming their concern for the preservation and enhancement of the human environment, with a view to deepening environmental awareness and to pursuing the determination expressed at the Conference.

4th plenary meeting 13 June 1972