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International Day of Forests

Forests and innovation: New solutions for a better world
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.  

The theme for 2024 is forests and innovation.

How will you mark the day?

  • Share the video, forest fact animationslogo and banners - available in multiple languages. Check out the International Day of Forest social media kit for more resources.
  • Join the conversation on social media using the #ForestDay hashtag. Pass on some of this year's key messages or take a photo of your favourite forest and share it with us and your friends.
  • Organize or join events celebrating forests: tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, photo competitions or host a student debate.
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