World Earth Day observed on April 22

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World Earth Day observed on April 22
22 April 2019 Current Affairs:

On 22nd April 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the “International Mother Earth Day”.
The term ‘Mother Earth’ implies the interdependent relationship which exists between all the species of planet earth and to acknowledge earth’s role in sustaining them all.
World Earth Day 2019 theme is ‘Protect Our Species’. It will mainly focus on saving species which are on the verge of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, pollution and illegal poaching.
The founder of the Earth Day was Gaylord Nelson.
In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 as the “International Year of Planet Earth”. The day was adopted with a view to promote education of earth sciences, acknowledging its importance in sustainable use of natural resources as well as for sustainable development.
About United Nations General Assembly:
It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all member nations have equal representation.
Founded: 1945
Founder: United Nations
Headquarters: New York, United States
President: María Fernanda Espinosa

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