International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrates on 22nd May every year, Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam, banking exam and other competitive exams.

International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) celebrates on 22nd May the United Nations has proclaimed to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues to spread awareness.

  • The Convention on Biological Diversity came into force on December 29, 1993, and each anniversary of this date was designated the International Day for Biological Diversity.
  • International Day for Biological Diversity celebration from 2001 onwards was moved to May 22 due to the number of holidays that fell in late December as year ending holidays.
  • In 1992 on this date the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted at a United Nations at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya about diversity .
  • The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference.
  • The theme in 2019 is Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health
  • The theme in 2018 was Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity
  • The theme in 2017 was Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
  • The theme in 2016 was Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

The theme of the Convention on Biological Diversity is the international legal instrument for “the conservation of biological diversity.

  • The sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources” that has been ratified by 196 nations.
  • The International biodiversity theme is to spread the importance of public education and awareness for the implementation of the Convention, the General Assembly proclaimed 22 May, the date of the adoption of its text.
  • The International day for biological diversity them UN has proclaimed 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
  • The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 edition will be ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’. The International Day for Biological Diversity theme aims to spread awareness of the dependency of our food systems, nutrition and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

 

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