On June 5, 1972, the United Nations was held in Stockholm the United Nations conference on the human environment, the meeting adopted the declaration of the human environment, and puts forward 5 June every year would be a "world environment day". In October the same year, the 27th United Nations general assembly adopted a resolution to accept the proposal. World environment day, is the United Nations to promote global environmental awareness, improve government attention to environmental problems and take action to one of the major media.
The United Nations system and governments, every year on June 5 this day to carry out various activities to promote and stress the importance of protect and improve the human environment.
The United Nations environment programme (unep) announced at the beginning of each year the world environment day theme, and published in the annual world environment day annual report on environmental conditions. During this period of China's state environmental protection administration issued the environment bulletin.
From June 5, 1985, China began to commemorate the world environment day activities, with "youth population, environment" as the theme. Since then, every year on June 5, the country hold commemorative activities. 1993 Beijing was elected to the celebration of the city, its theme is "to break the cycle of poverty and environment". Released in April 20xx revision of the environmental protection law of the People's Republic of China, article 12: for environment day on 5 June every year.