On 5 June citizens across the planet celebrated World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in 1972, the day is celebrated yearly to increase global awareness towards the environment and to encourage taking positive actions for its protection.
This year, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani marked the occasion by participating in a cleaning drive in downtown Kabul. Donning an orange uniform, President Ghani worked alongside members of civil society, the youth and other Kabul Municipality employees to clean up the streets.
For more information on President Ghani’s efforts to protect Afghanistan’s environment, please see the official website of the Office of the President: http://president.gov.af/en/news/47556