September 16 – World Ozone Layer Day

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  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaims September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. To protect and save the ozone layer that is being destroyed by global warming.

    In 1994 the General Assembly of the United Nations in Resolution 49/114 “proclaimed September 16 the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, in commemoration of the day on which the Montreal Protocol on substances was signed in 2003. that deplete the ozone layer, which will be held from 1995”.

    The ozone layer is a fragile strip of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, thus helping to preserve life on the planet. However, the use for years of certain chemical products damaged it, endangering our own existence and that of the rest of the living beings on the planet.

    A joint international effort has allowed the elimination and reduction of the use of substances that depleted the ozone layer, helping not only to protect it for the current and future generations, but also to improve the results of initiatives aimed at tackling climate change. Those efforts have also protected human health and ecosystems by reducing ultraviolet radiation from the sun reaching Earth.

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