The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is observed globally on 7th September to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality. It focuses on the trans-border nature of air pollution, highlighting the need for collective accountability & collective action.
The theme of 2022 is “The Air We Share”
During its 74th session, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to organize an International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on 19th December 2019. The resolution encouraged the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to facilitate the observance of the day in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders.
The United Nations celebrates the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies by hosting a summit with member states. It is a day recognized by the United Nations that aims to raise public awareness at all levels (individual, community, corporate and government) that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and the environment.