Celebrate the International Day of Forests with us on 19 March at 11 AM CET under the theme “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.”

This year marks the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and the International Day of Forests celebrates restoration as the path to recovery and well-being.

Healthy forests mean healthy people. Forests provide health benefits for everyone: fresh air, nutritious foods, clean water, and recreation space. In developed countries, up to 25 percent of all medicinal drugs are plant-based; in developing countries, the number is as high as 80 percent.

Join us for the virtual high-level opening ceremony of the 2021 International Day of Forests. Award-winning Guardian journalist Fiona Harvey will lead us in an engaging discussion with high-level dignitaries and advocates for forests and restoration. More information on how to watch the event will be available on the International Day of Forests website soon.

The opening ceremony will be followed by in-depth technical sessions on “Building back better: fostering the transition to bloom the dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems” and “Sustainable financing for achieving forest and landscape restoration (FLR) at scale: making FLR a reality.”

How to mark the day with your celebrations:

  • Watch and share the International Day of Forests video.
  • Download and display the International Day of Forests logos and banners available in 13 languages.
  • Be creative and participate and spread the word about the photo contest to celebrate a tree that supports your well-being.
  • Use the key messages to create your own posts on social media.
  • Don’t forget to tag your posts with the hashtag for the day: #IntlForestDay
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