The years from 2011 to 2020 has been declared as the "United Nations Decade on Biodiversity" by the United Nations. The Decade was declared in order to contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
The Decade aims to promote public awareness on biodiversity and carry out actions that support the preservation of biological assets, as well as strengthen networks for implementation of the Convention on Bilogical Diversity, and mainstream efforts within larger developmental and environmental activities.
GDRC has been working on this international observance, as a cross cutting theme in its programmes on sustainable development, urban environmental management and non-governmental organizations
GDRC therefore reaffirms its committment to uphold the objectives of the UN Decade on Biodiversity, and work towards better understanding of, and action on, promoting and protecting global diversity.