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International Day for Biological Diversity observed on 22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity observed on 22 May

The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) has been declared on 22 May by the United Nations to raise awareness and understanding of the issues of biodiversity. The Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 December 1993 as the International Day for Biological Diversity initially.

Key Points:

  • The theme of International Day for Biodiversity 2020 is “Our Solutions are in Nature”.
  • 22 May was adopted as IDB, by the UN General Assembly in December 2000 to mark the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference.
  • The theme of 2020 emphasizes the need of the global community to examine the human relationship with the natural ecosystem again.
  • The theme of IDB 2020 “Our solutions are in nature” focusses on solidarity, hope, and the importance of collaborating for work at all levels to build a sustainable future in harmony with nature.
  • Three important topics will be covered under the theme during the week for observing IDB, where 18 May will envelop the necessity of knowledge and science; From 19 May to 21 May awareness regarding the importance of biodiversity will be raised; and finally, the day of the observance will issue a call to action.

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