International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

Event date: 
2018-05-22 (All day)

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South Africa marks IDBD
 
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Introduction

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.

In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.

Theme

 

The 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will be celebrated under the theme, 'Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity'. The theme was chosen to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and to highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels.

South Africa marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for Biological Diversity

 

 

 South Africa today joins the world in celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity during the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD).

The IBD is celebrated annually in recognition of the importance of biodiversity, while also heightening awareness on the need to conserve and sustainably use natural resources.

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