The Forest and Climate Change: Children’s painting contest on occasion of the Earth Day
Yerevan, 23 April 2014 – Today UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with the “Armenia Tree Project.” organized “Forest and Climate Change” children’s painting exhibition and contest on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day. The event took place in the Geological Museum of the NAS Institute of Geological Sciences.
International Mother Earth Day is usually celebrated on 22 April, and events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The global theme of this year’s Earth Day is Green Cities. This year the day is observed in more than 192 countries demonstrating the collective action of millions of people to support the Mother Earth.
Simon Papyan, First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection, Claire Medina, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, and Areg Maghakyan, ATP Armenia Country Director welcomed the participants of the contest. They congratulated them on the occasion of the Earth Day and appreciated the initiative highlighting the role of the environmental education in the context of climate change resilience and sustainable development.
Thirteen schools, three eco clubs, as well as other secondary educational institutions participated in the contest. Under the nomination of posters, the best nominees were recognized the Teghenik secondary school from Kotayk region and Yerevan #109 secondary school. The Margahovit secondary school was acknowledged as the best among the presentations.
The organizers awarded all the participants with certificates and symbolic gifts.