World Environment Day (WED) which falls on June 5 of every year was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. It is a day set aside by the international community to celebrate nature. WED has since served as a global platform to raise awareness on environmental issues with plans to mitigate these issues.
To commemorate the 2017 WED, the United Nations SDG Action Campaign in collaboration with The Osasu Show and Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in line with the 2017 WED theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’, put together an event at the Millennium Park, Abuja, to assess the current state of the environment and its impact on human development, link environmental actions to the achievement of the SDGs, and proffer policy, legal and institutional interventions necessary for preserving and protecting the environment for future generations.
Thereafter the conversation moved to the National Assembly where the Senate and House Committees on SDGs deliberated on best practices that will aide Nigeria in achieving the SDGs by 2030.