UN Designates Peru Regional Headquarters for World Environment Day


Peru can promote environmental policies for the reduction of plastic usage, said Elsa Galarza, Minister of the Environment.

The United Nations (UN) announced that Peru will be designated as regional headquarters in Latin America and the Caribbean for the World Environment Day 2018, to take place on June 5.

The UN said, according to El Peruano, that Peru stands out as one of the first countries to join the Clean Ocean campaign that this organization promotes.

This year, the world will come together to combat plastic pollution under the slogan ‘A planet Without Contamination by Plastics’, through which seeks to raise public and private sectors, as well as citizens, in need of reducing the production and excessive use of disposable plastics that pollute the oceans, damage marine life and threaten health.”, wrote El Peruano.

On the other hand, India will host the global celebrations for World Environment Day.

Peru, by being regional headquarters, can promote environmental policies for the reduction of the use of plastic, as well as recognize efforts and good practices that come from the Ministry of the Environment (Minam). This was confirmed by the Minister of Minam, Elsa Galarza.

World Environment Day was established in 1973 by the United Nations to raise awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution.

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