|World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through
which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the
environment and enhances political attention and action.
The theme selected for 2003 is Water - Two Billion People are
Dying for It! The theme calls on each of us to help safeguard
the most precious source of life on our planet, water. This theme
has been chosen to support the United Nations International
Year of Freshwater, 2003 and World Water Day (22 March).
The agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues;
empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable
development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal
to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate
partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer
and more prosperous future. WED provides an excellent opportunity to
translate that connection into action.