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The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.

The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals. In this larger initiative of international cooperation, the topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture; desertification, land degradation and drought; water and sanitation; health and sustainable development; energy; science, technology and innovation, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building; urban resilience and adaptation; sustainable transport; climate change and disaster risk reduction; oceans and seas; forests; vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples; and food security. The critical role of biodiversity in sustainable development was recognized in a Rio+20 outcome document, “The World We Want: A Future for All”.

When[edit | edit source]

May 22, 2024 (Wed)

Video[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity Day, 22 May 2022
Authors: Convention on Biological Diversity, May 16, 2022

Annual themes[edit | edit source]

2024[edit | edit source]

  • "Be part of the Plan"

2023[edit | edit source]

  • "From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity"[1]

2022[edit | edit source]

  • Building a Shared Future for all Life, highlights biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better
  • Slogan conveys biodiversity, from ecosystem-based approaches to climate and/or nature based solutions to climate, health, food/water security and sustainable livelihoods is the answer to many sustainable development challenges

The slogan builds on the momentum generated in 2020 and 2021 in support of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, due to be adopted at part two of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) in Kunming, China, later this year. With the world continuing to grapple with the pandemic, Biodiversity Day 2022 will be celebrated mainly virtually. With this mind, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is soliciting videos and written statements from all regions of the world around the theme of action for biodiversity. The plan is to roll these out across the different time zones, thereby emphasizing hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.[2]

Earlier years[edit | edit source]

2021, "We're part of the solution #ForNature"[3]
2019, Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • International Day for Biological Diversity W, United Nations Decade on Biodiversity W
  • International Day for Biological Diversity, cbd.int


  1. cbd.int
  2. Press release, 31 March 2022 accessed via cbd.int
  3. cbd.int
  4. cbd.int
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