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Hanoi (VNA) – The UN Environment Programme launched a campaign to make the world cleaner from September 18-20 with the theme “Take action to change the world”.

The event aims to call on countries to jointly take actions to create changes to the global environment.

The "Clean up the world” campaign was organised globally for the first time since 1993. It has become one of the annual international environmental events responded by hundreds of millions of people in more than 130 countries around the world.

The campaign contributes to calling for organisations, businesses, individuals and the entire community to participate in activities to improve and protect the environment; collect, treat, and recycle waste; and refuse to use disposable plastic products and hard-to-degrade plastic bags.

According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan, in response to the campaign in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed ministries, sectors and agencies, People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities and socio-political organisations to organise suitable communication activities such as hanging banners, panels, posters at public areas and work places.

Other activities include collecting and treating waste; solving urgent environmental problems in localities, agencies, schools, enterprises; and dredging canals, ponds, lakes, and drainage systems.

Agencies and localities are also requested to launch and respond to movements such as “recycling day”, “green life festival”, “volunteer Saturday”, “green Sunday” among others, accelerate the construction and completion of projects and works on environmental protection in order to better serve socio-economic development activities.

Conferences and seminars on environmental protection should be organised based on the actual situation, he said.

Collectives, individuals and enterprises that have outstanding achievements in rationally using natural resources, and those take effective solutions and initiatives in the work, should be honoured, he added./.