If you are organising an event to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, we encourage you to share your activities with us and everyone in your country. If you wish to see the information below in your official language, please send us a translation (.doc or .pdf) at iyb2010@cbd.int.

If you have videos and photos of your celebrations of the International Year of Biodiversity, please send them to us!


Myanmar: View the country profile

National Celebrations

Myanmar's Final Report for the International Year of Biodiversity

The Government of the Union of Myanmar celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May.

The National Commission for Environmental Affairs (NCEA) marked the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity during first week of April in Nay Pyi Taw. The national plan to celebrate the IYB includes:

  1. Speech to be made by the Chairman of NCEA and Ministry of Forestry
  2. Video Show
  3. Paper reading sessions
  4. Exhibition (National Parks, Protected Areas)

Goal at national level
"Food security and economic development of Myanmar by enhancing agriculture biodiversity through plant genetic resources conservation and their sustainable utilization"

Dates and VenueEvent
22 May 2010
Celebration of The International Year of Biodiversity


International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development


The International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The mission of the center is to enable and facilitate the equitable and sustainable well-being of the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas by supporting sustainable mountain development through active regional cooperation. ICIMOD, therefore, aims to assist mountain people to understand global environmental and socio-economic changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.