We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption.UN Secretary-General António Guterres
First, it was ebola. Now, infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are a major concern for great ape conservation. We do not yet know whether great apes are susceptible to the SARS CoV-2 virus, but preventive measures must be taken, like limiting the tourism related to these species. Let's fight to keep our biodiversity.
ActNow is the United Nations’ global call to individual actions. Even a small step can help address climate change and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement. People from around the world have already taken more than 2 million climate actions. Gear up for Earth Day, visit our website and join the movement!
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.