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The Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September 2010
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Rajendra ShendeRajendra Shende's International Ozone Day message

Dear Ozone family members,

Let me wish you very happy Ozone Day. This year is special because it is the 25 th anniversary of the discovery of the Ozone Hole and it is aslo the year in which the world has put CFCs and other ozone depleting chemicals in history books. Nothing more than the extract from June 2010 report on the Millennium Development Goals and the message from the UN Secretary-General are needed to celebrate our collective labour today.

Yes, let us also resolve that the final chapter of Montreal Protocol to phase out HCFCs would also be a prominent chapter of the climate change that would be written with another set of success stories.

My best wishes,

Rajendra Shende
Head, UNEP DTIE OzonAction Programme
Extract from June 2010 report of the Millenium Development Goals
The Secretary-General's Ozone Day message

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