Coral reef ecosystems cover just 0.1 per cent of the ocean, yet they support 25% of its life and the lives of half a billion people on land. Experience a coral reef through the eyes of a sea turtle to understand its unique role in maintaining nature’s balance.
We invite you to visit the World Environment Day website of the United Nations Environment Programme. You will find more about the day, its history, the connection between the environment and coronaviruses and a lot of visual materials in different languages to spread the message "It is time for nature."
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.