June 12, 2024


  • The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) (International Biodiversity day) is observed on 22ndMay every year.


  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)in 1993 proclaimed 22nd May as IDB to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
  • The UNGA also declared the period 2011-2020as the United Nations (UN) Decade on Biodiversity to promote the implementation of a strategic plan on biodiversity and its overall vision of living in harmony with nature.
  • It also declared 2021-2030as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

2021 Theme:

  • This year’s theme is “We’re part of the solution”which is a continuation of 2020 theme- Our solutions are in nature.
  • This serves as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges.
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