International Day of Forests 2017

The theme of the 2017 International Day of Forests celebration is “Forests and Energy” to increase awareness of forest-energy interconnections and strengthen engagement between forest and energy practitioners and policymakers. The theme is of particular relevance to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG15 and SDG7 in particular.

Speeches, Presentations and Statements

Global celebration

Every year, the Forum secretariat holds a special event to celebrate the International Day of Forests at United Nations Headquarters in New York which attract participation from representatives of Member States, regional organizations, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and non-governmental organizations. The special event is also webcast live by United Nations Web TV.

2017 IDF celebration

UNHQ event Programme
IDF 2017 Social Media Advisory
UNDESA Voice article
Watch the event live on UN Web TV