2019 February

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2019 under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet", which aligns with goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the breathtaking diversity of marine life, the crucial importance of marine species to human development, and how we can make sure it will continue to provide these services for future generations.

On-going events
March 3  Life below water : for people and planet - #DoOneThingToday
Public · hosted by the United Nations

You are encouraged to take a photo with the action card and share it on social media and show your support. We will also provide a social media kit with a brief introduction to World Wildlife Day 2019, suggested hashtags and messages for various social medial tools.

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The International Of Forests
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 2019 is Forests and Education.

On-going events:

Learn To Love Forest

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How will you mark the day?

  • Watch and share the International Day of Forests video 2019
  • 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 IDF@fao.org and send us photos so we can add them to the gallery of events happening around the world.
  • Share the logo, banner and posters - available in 13 languages
  • 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
  • Check out the scenario-based learning game

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