International Day of Forests 2018

The theme of the 2018 International Day of Forests celebration is “Forests and Sustainable Cities” to increase awareness of the contributions of forests to sustainable cities. Urban forests and trees provide multi-faceted benefits to urban communities, from cooling the environment and saving energy, to providing health benefits and building resilience against floods and storms. The theme is of particular relevance to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG15 and SDG11 in particular.

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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.