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21 March the International Day of Forests!


21 March the International Day of Forests!

On 21 March we celebrate the International Day of Forests. This event  creates an excellent opportunity to bring multiple forest values to the attention of all of us. The day aims to “raise awareness of the importance and strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests” 

For this occasion the UNECE and FAO are organising the celebration of the International Day of Forests on 21 March 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This year’s International Day of Forests is dedicated to the theme of “Forests and Water” as decided by United Nations Forum on Forests and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.

The celebration will consist of a half-day event aimed to raise awareness on the multiple links between forests and water sources. It will feature country experiences and case studies emphasizing forest ecosystem services safeguarding water balance and supply as well as forests’ role in increasing landscape resilience to water-related hazards. 

Vist the EOS video gallery and watch the 2016 International Day of Forests official video: