International Day for Biological Diversity
Tuesday, 22 May, is the International Day for Biological Diversity. This year’s theme is "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 (CBD) and to highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives.
UNCCD congratulates its sister convention on the 25 years of actions to safeguard biodiversity. Climate change, biological diversity, desertification, land degradation and drought are intricately related on the social, economic and environmental fronts.
Because these issues are closely linked, the secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the CBD and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are engaged in collaborative actions to solve these challenges at all levels. Together we can create a better future!