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2017 Green Wave celebrations are approaching!

It’s time to start planning your 2017 Green Wave celebrations! Each year participants in The Green Wave celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) by holding a special event. On 22 May, participating groups plant an indigenous or locally important tree species at or near their school. In some countries it’s too hot, too cold, too rainy or too dry to plant in May, so groups plant in another month but still hold a special ceremony on 22 May.



Get ready for your 2016 Green Wave activities!

Get ready for the International Day for Biodiversity 22 May and prepare your 2016 Green Wave activity!



Get ready for the International Day for Biodiversity 22 May and prepare your 2014 Green Wave activity!

2014 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States. For the occasion, the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), 22 May 2011, will be Islands Biodiversity. You are once again invited to celebrate the beauty and bountifulness of nature and eventually to learn about or care for islands biodiversity on this special day.



International Youth Day 2012 - Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth

Each year on 12 August, the United Nations invites UN agencies, member states and civil society to join youth and youth organizations in celebrating International Youth Day (IYD).



2012 Green Wave celebrations are fast approaching!

It’s time to start planning your Green Wave celebrations! You have a little over a month to think about and prepare your special day. Each year participants in The Green Wave celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) by holding a special event. On 22 May, participating groups plant an indigenous or locally important tree species at or near their school. In some countries it’s too hot, too cold, too rainy or too dry to plant in May, so groups plant in another month but still hold a special ceremony on 22 May. This year's theme for the IDB is Marine Biodiversity.



22 March 2012: World Water Day

This year, the theme for World Water Day (WWD) is “Water and Food Security”.

The campaign reminds us that the world is thirsty because of our needs for food. Each of us needs to drink 2 to 4 litres of water every day. But it takes 2 000 to 5 000 litres of water to produce one person’s daily food.