The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone

01-10-19 Thyra Piv 0 comment

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The Earth’s ozone layer plays an important role in protecting human health and the environment.

In 1987 representatives from 24 countries met in Montreal and announced to the world that it was time to stop destroying the ozone layer. In so doing, these countries committed themselves, via the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, to rid the world of substances that threaten the ozone layer.

On December 19, 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed in 1987. The day was first celebrated on September 16, 1995.

On this day, Paragon ISC secondary school Science Teachers organized classroom activities that focus on topics related to the ozone layer, climate change and ozone depletion. The started by giving out background Information about the celebration shared by two of our PSU officers during the flag raising ceremony. Our Science teachers have prepared fun-filled educational activities such as Quiz Bee, Poster Making Contest, Plastic waste collection and a surprise Flash Mob performance during lunch time, which became the highlight of the event. Everyone enjoyed the activities and the performance by our secondary school students; all these were specifically tailored to address topics about the Earth’s ozone layer.

Presenting the winners of the poster-making contest held last 16 September 2019.

1st Place Ayeesha Hafiz Shrestha

2nd Place Siv Hong Ing

3rd Place Sochetta Hong

4th Place Sokteang Taing

5th Place Sethanydeth Nouth