The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. Click here for the full text of the UN Resolution .

Forests and trees sustain and protect us, providing clean air and water, safeguarding biodiversity and acting as a buffer against climate change. For many people, they also offer food, shelter and employment. It is up to us in turn to sustain and protect our forests. Join FAO in celebrating the International Day of Forests on 21 March. Share the video and spread the message to help raise awareness.

 

We’ve also developed posters and web banners using the International Day of Forests logo for your use.

Join the celebrations by planting trees in your community and share online by sending us your tree-planting pictures of the Day to IDF@fao.org. Let us know what you’ve done to celebrate the International Day of Forests by sending us photos of your initiatives. Show the world how trees, forests and their surrounding environments make a difference to the community where you live. Plant a tree, plant the future!



Events around the world

17 March 2014 - 20 March 2014
United States of America, New York, UNHQ
17 March 2014 - 28 March 2014
United States of America, New York, UNHQ
FAO
21 March 2014 09:00
Italy, Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO, Rome
21 March 2014 10:00
United States of America, New York, UNHQ
International Day of Forests commemoration
Zimbabwe Department of Environment, Water and Climate; Zimbabwe Forestry Commission and FAO
21 March 2014 10:00
Zimbabwe, Sango raSekuru Nehoreka Forest, Mahusekwa
Native Tree Identification on the International Day of Forests
Atlantic States Legal Foundation [mmeyer02@aslf.org]
21 March 2014 15:00
United States of America, Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse
Miscellaneous documents:
UNECE, UNOG, FAO, Permanent Missions of Switzerland, Russian Federation and Italy [info.ece-faoforests@unece.org]
21 March 2014
Switzerland, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Miscellaneous documents:
Office français de la Fondation pour l'Education à l'Environnement en Europe [lucie.pelous@f3e.org]
21 March 2014
France, Rocquencourt, France
FAO
21 March 2014
Thailand, Bangkok
Miscellaneous documents:
International Day of Forests, Costa Rica
National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of Costa Rica together with the National Forest Financial Fund (FONAFIFO)
21 March 2014
Costa Rica
International Day of Forests, Indonesia
Ministry of Forestry
21 March 2014
Indonesia
International Day of Forests, Philippines
Forest Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
21 March 2014
Philippines
Finnish Forest Association, Finnish Forest Research Institute
21 March 2014
Finland
Forestry Company Vojvodinašume [tijana.dujin@vojvodinasume.rs]
21 March 2014
Serbia, Novi Sad
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute [idf2014@affrc.go.jp]
21 March 2014
Japan, Waseda University, Tokyo

 

 

last updated:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014