What is Al-Monasabat Al-Alamiya?
International days, or Al-Monasabat Al Alamiya in Arabic, are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise personal will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
Arab Environment Day
The Arab Environment Ministers and officials met on this day in Tunisia in 1986 with the aim of developing cooperation between Arab countries.
Specifically, Arab officials sought to promote cooperation in environmental issues and find solutions to create a more sustainable world.
Each year Arab Environment Day has a slogan for creating awareness among individuals living in Arab countries.
Most of the Arab countries face various environmental challenges such as water scarcity, water pollution, and desertification. Other challenges include electronic waste, an increased use of energy and the impact of climate change.
This day is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness and also to protect our environment. Small steps taken today to heal the environment will help us attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious proposal to improve the planet and strengthen universal peace.
In order to attain these goals, we need to change people’s behavior and create an environment-friendly society. We can try to reflect and take steps as individuals and also as a community to reduce our carbon footprint. We need to shift towards a greener lifestyles, reduce our waste and preserve our natural resources.
Why Do We Mark International Days?
SustainableOman, as a supporter of the SDGs and Oman Vision 2040, has embraced them as a a powerful advocacy tool. Each international day offers many actors the opportunity to organise activities related to the theme of the day.
SustainableOman makes an international day, in addition to the Sultanate’s special days, a part of our awareness building campaign.