International Day for Biological Diversity

Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods - May 22, 2016

As we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2016, let us remember that Biodiversity sustains peoples' livelihoods and by protecting our ecosystems, we are investing in our collective future and well-being. 

A series of publications on issues such as UNEP’s contributions to the Global Biodiversity Strategic Plan (2011-2020) and Aichi Biodiversity Targets, SDGs and MEAs, regional reports on biodiversity for Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean will also be launched during International Day for Biological Diversity. UNEP will also showcase the newly developed online portal on SDGs and MEAs being jointly developed by DEWA and DELC.

Please see the following link for the message of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accessible at:

More infograhics and press sheets are available at:

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