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International Day of Forests 2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the 2014 International Day 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 on the occasion of the International Day of Forests will be held on Friday, 21 March 2014, from 10:00 to 13:00 in the Economic and Social Council Chamber (CB). The theme of the event is “Celebrating Forests for Sustainable Development”. [Webcast Video | Programme of IDF 2014 | Event Flyer]

Celebrating forests for sustainable development


DESA News Feature Video on “Celebrating forests for sustainable development” featuring Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA and Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General and Head of Forestry, FAO

How will you celebrate the International Day?

Activities that took place on the 2014 International Day included 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 have been encouraged to share information on their planned activities for the International Day of Forests by contacting the UNFF Secretariat.