ISLAMABAD: The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is being observed ON Wednesday.
 
The theme for this year is “30 Years of Healing the Ozone Together - "Ozone: All there is between you and UV.” 
 
In his message on the occasion, United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said "As we look forward to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the effort by governments later this year in Paris to forge a new, collective path forward on climate change, the Montreal Protocol’s success should inspire us. It shows what we are capable of when nations act together on a global challenge."
 
In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114). 
 
States were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.