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World Biodiversity Day
22 May
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) - informally called the World Biodiversity Day - to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

This year, the World Biodiversity Day focuses on
"From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity"

The slogan was chosen to continue building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference #COP15.

Biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.

As the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our health, water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few. The Biodiversity Day emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.

GDRC has been working on themes related to this international day/observance, in its programme on Sustainable Development

GDRC therefore reaffirms its committment to uphold the objectives of the International Biological Diversity Day, and work towards better understanding of, and action on, promoting the role of biodiversity in sustainable development.

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