International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (September 16)

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Stratocumulus clouds over Monument Valley, Arizona

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  • Commemorative Days and Events

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United Nations (UN)

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In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16th the 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.

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