UNSMIL joins millions for "Earth Hour" for climate action

UNSMIL compound in Tripoli

28 Mar 2022

UNSMIL joins millions for "Earth Hour" for climate action

On 26 March, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) participated in the world’s largest movement for the environment, Earth Hour.

Each year, on the last Saturday of March, millions of people, including global leaders, celebrities, individuals, youth groups, and businesses from 192 countries and territories come together at 8:30 pm to stand in solidarity for people and the planet.

All UNSMIL personnel took part in this symbolic ‘switch off’ by dimming non-essential lights in their accommodations and offices at mission headquarters in Tripoli for one hour between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

“Without nature’s help, we cannot thrive, or even survive, on this planet Earth,” Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message for Earth Hour.

“It’s time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature,” he said, describing 2022 as “a year to change course”.