Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2008

Theme: Montreal Protocol - Global Partnerships for global benefits

  • The 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 | United Nations
  • Letter to National Ozone Units: This letter from Rajendra Shende, Head of the OzonAction Branch provides practical suggestions and ideas on what National Ozone Officers can do to plan their Ozone day activities.
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Related Publications

OzonAction Education Pack for Secondary Schools: presents the youth aged 13-16 years with the issue of ozone layer depletion and the challenges to reversing this global phenomenon. The pack comes with a Teacher's book that guides the teacher on how to raise awareness among young people and encourage their active participaton in debates and to take action. Through the Student's book, the student plays the role of a journalist reporting on the ozone layer depletion. The students, with the teacher's guidance, will write an article on the topic.

View and download Teacher's Book and Student's Book

Ozzy Goes Island Hopping features ozone depletion and climate change with a special focus on Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). In this story Ozzy and Zoe travel from the stratosphere to visit their friends Alida, the leatherback turtle; Guno, the sand crab and Ronaldo, the red snapper in Suriname to learn about the effects of climate change in small islands and low-lying coastal states.

View and download booklet

Useful Links

Tata Young launches Ozzy Goes Island Hopping
Tata Young, Thailand's top international recording artist launched the cartoon booklet 'Ozzy Goes Island Hopping' at the Twenty-eighth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in Bangkok,Thailand on 7 July 2008.

Click here to view video clip

How countries celebrated the 2007 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol
Get ideas on how other countries round the world celebrated international ozone day last year.

2007 Ozone day

Children and Ozzy Ozone

There is a whole page dedicated to Ozzy Ozone products: booklets, TV and radio spots, Ozzy Ozone video and translations of it in a number of languages, snakes and ladder game, etc. all available and downloadable for your use.

Children's Paintings

The Children's paintings from UNEP's 1998 Children's Painting Competition can inspire other children to paint or draw similar images based on their own understanding of the hole in the sky.


We have a large collection of quotes/statements made by key people in the Montreal Protocol community that you may find useful for including in speeches, handouts, publications, articles etc.

Click here to read the quotes