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World Environment Day Celebrated in Afghanistan byYouth in Action Association

WEDSaturday, June 05, 2010: Youth in Action Association celebrated World Environment Day 2010 in Afghanistan. An event was organized in Kabul to raise people’s awareness on biodiversity. Awareness of more 2000 people in the National Youth Cricket Ground near Chaman e Hozori was raised on environment and biodiversity. Environmental protection messages were delivered through flyers, banners, and face-to-face discussions with youth. Youth in Action Association members and other youth took part in the housekeeping activity.  A similar event was organized in Jalalabad on Wednesday, June 09, 2010. Some 300 youth received environmental protection messages and participated in cleaning activities.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day was “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” It echoes the urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet.  A world without biodiversity is a very bleak prospect. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same planet, and only together can we enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. During the event, youth were urged to consider carefully the actions each of them must take, and then address themselves to their common task of preserving all life on Earth.

For more information, please contact Mr. Roohulamin Shakir, Media Relations Officer
roohulamin.shakir@youthinaction.org.af or 0794 452 468.

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Youth in Action Association (YIAA) is a non-profit youth-led association dedicated to enhance peace and sustainable development in Afghanistan. Our mission is to pursue youth policy advocacy, sustainable employment generation, civic education, environmental protection and peace through youth empowerment, participation and capacity development using the power of sport, volunteerism, media and fine arts.

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