World Environment Day Celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw, 5 June 2017

World Environment Day, an international day to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment, held in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar. This year’s theme is “Connecting People to Nature”.

In attendance with the President of the Republic of Union of Myanmar were two vice-presidents, union ministers, diplomats and guests. In his speech at the event, President U Htin Kyaw requested the country’s citizens, “I would like to invite each of you here to take forward the call to Connect with Nature. However, big or small your action may be, we must remember that we are privileged to live in this world full of great beauty and diversity.”

The President said that Myanmar is committed to preserving and protecting the environment, which includes combatting the effects of global warming. Myanmar is a signatory to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

At the event, eight ministries, seven NGOs, six INGOs and five private organizations staged 42 booths to promote environmental conservation. At the UNDP Myanmar booth, UN-REDD programme participated in display of the photos, key messages in vinyl poster and distribution of printed materials (booklets, newsletters and brochures) to highlight the activities of REDD+ programme in Myanmar.