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'International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies' designated by the UN Updated: 2019-11-27 16:45:23 KST


At the UN Climate Action Summit convened by the UN Secretary General in September, South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed the designation of an 'International Day for Blue Skies'.
Fast forward to Tuesday and the second committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution by consensus.
Officially called the 'International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies', September 7th will mark a day to raise awareness about air pollution around the world, and to strengthen international cooperation and efforts to reduce pollution.
It's also the first 'international day' proposed by South Korea and enacted by the UN, and the first air-pollution related resolution passed by the second committee of the UN General Assembly.
Twenty-two countries, including South Korea, the U.S., and Israel, took part in the joint proposal.
The resolution emphasizes the significant risk to the environment and human health caused by air pollution worldwide.
However, Cho Hyun, the Permanent Representative of South Korea to the UN says, the resolution is just the beginning, and not the end point, adding the true value of the decision depends on what the international community does to solve the issue.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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