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2012 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Theme - Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come

On 16 September 1987, twenty four Parties signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In 1998, in recognition of the Protocol's unique accomplishments, the General Asembly in its Resolution 49/114 named 16 September as the International day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Since that time, the Parties have used this day to celebrate the signing of the Montreal Protocol, and the significant environmental and health benefits that this amazing treaty has yielded.

2012 marks a special anniversary for the Montreal Protocol - it's 25th. In recognition of this event, the Ozone Secretariat is working with stakeholders on a number of products and activities, which we will begin introducing on this web page in the coming weeks. In addition, we want to use this web page to enable you to share your plans for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. Towards that end, please submit your plans or products to ozoneinfo@unep.org.