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International Day of Forests, 21 March

Come Join the Global celebration of Forests

This global celebration of forests builds on the successes of the International Year of Forests in 2011, and provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.

A special event in celebration of the International Day will be held at United Nations Headquarters on Friday, 20 March 2015 (10:00 to 13:00) in the Economic and Social Council Chamber. The event entitled “International Day of Forests: Create a Climate Smart Future” will focus on showcasing forest-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable development more broadly.

How will you celebrate the International Day?

Activities expected to take place on the 2015 International Day include tree-planting and other community-level events, and celebrations including art, photo and film as well as social media.

Governments, international, regional and sub-regional organizations, and relevant stakeholders are encouraged to share information on their planned activities for the International Day of Forests by contacting the UNFF Secretariat at forests@un.org.

International Day of Forests Resolution

International Day of Forests: resolution adopted by General Assembly resolution on 21 December 2012 (A/RES/67/200) [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]

DESA's United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat was designated by the General Assembly to facilitate the implementation of the International Day, in collaboration with FAO, Governments, and other members of the Collaborative Partnerships on Forests and international, regional and subregional organizations as well as relevant stakeholders, including civil society.

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2013 message on the International Day
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2014 message on the International Day



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