International Day of Forests
Mubende, Uganda. FAO identifies climate change challenges and adaptation options to help tree farmers be more climate resilient. ©FAO/Isaac Kasamani

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. 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. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests

The theme for 2022 is "Forests and sustainable production and consumption." The slogan is "Choose sustainable wood for people and the planet."

How will you mark the day?

  • Organize or join events celebrating forests: tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, photo competitions or host a student debate.

Don’t forget to tell us about it at [email protected] and send us photos so we can add them to the gallery of events happening around the world.

  • Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year's key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with us and your friends.