International Day for Biological Diversity

 

Poster for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2005The United Nations proclaimed 22 May The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) 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 of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.

 

Poster for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2002In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IBD, 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.

 

Biodiversity is the source of the essential goods and ecological services that constitute the source of life for all. The celebration each year of the International Day for Biological Diversity is an occasion to reflect on our responsibility to safeguard this precious heritage for future generations.

 

2002   Forest biodiversity

2003   Biodiversity and poverty alleviation - challenges for sustainable development

2004   Biodiversity: Food, Water and Health for All

2005   Biodiversity: life insurance for our changing world

2006   Protect biodiversity in drylands

2007   Biodiversity and climate change

2008   Biodiversity and agriculture

2009   Invasive alien species

2010   Biodiversity for development

2011   Biodiversity and forests

 

 

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General Assembly Resolution 49/119 of 19 December 1994.

The website on the International Day from the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1998

 

Tunisia                        29 December 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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