September 16, 2017 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer


The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.The success of the Montreal Protocol shows what can be achieved by the mobilization of international agencies, governments, businesses, communities and individuals. Our positive actions can solve environmental problems. These positive actions must be continued and sustained from the individual to the intergovernmental level. This means we can ALL play a part. In order to assist countries in planning and organizing their Ozone Day activities on 16 September, UNEP have prepared the material which may be downloaded from the link below and used in raising awareness to the general public and to the Montreal Protocol family.


National Ozone Unit, Ministry of Climate Change is pleased to inform that to join hands with the International community, Pakistan is commemorating the World Ozone Day at National Level. The following activities have been planned:-

i.       Essay competition among under graduate and graduate university students;

ii.      Talk shows at Pakistan Television Network (National News Network) and FM radio network;

iii.     Bulk ozone day celebration SMS to 2 million cell phone users;

iv.     TV commercial on Pakistan Television Network and radio spots on FM 101 network.