The United Nations General Assembly proclaims September 16th as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This day is dedicated to protecting and saving the ozone layer, which is being depleted due to global warming.
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution 49/114, “proclaims September 16th as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the day in 2003 when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed, to be celebrated starting in 1995.”
The ozone layer is a fragile layer of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful effects of solar radiation, thus contributing to the preservation of life on the planet. However, the use of certain chemicals over the years has damaged it, endangering our own existence and that of other living beings on the planet.
An international joint effort has led to the elimination and reduction of the use of ozone-depleting substances, helping not only to protect the ozone layer for the current and future generations but also to enhance the outcomes of initiatives aimed at addressing climate change. These efforts have also protected human health and ecosystems by reducing the amount of ultraviolet radiation from the sun reaching the Earth.