The United Nations proclaimed 22 May The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.
In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22
May as IBD, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on
Biodiversity is the source of the essential goods and ecological services that constitute the source of life for all. The celebration each year of the International Day for Biological Diversity is an occasion to reflect on our responsibility to safeguard this precious heritage for future generations.
2003 Biodiversity and poverty alleviation - challenges for sustainable development
2004 Biodiversity: Food, Water and Health for All
2005 Biodiversity: life insurance for our changing world
2006 Protect biodiversity in drylands
2007 Biodiversity and climate change
2008 Biodiversity and agriculture
2009 Invasive alien species
2010 Biodiversity for development
2011 Biodiversity and forests
General Assembly Resolution
The website on the International Day from the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Stamp catalogue - 1998