International Day for Biological Diversity 2015
Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda
for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.
The selection of the theme also underlines the adoption of the Gangwon Declaration
, by ministers and participants to the High-level Segment
of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(CBD). The Gangwon Declaration welcomed the importance given to biodiversity in the outcome document
of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and called for the further integration and mainstreaming of biodiversity in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
We invite Parties and organizations that have already initiated national plans for activities to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity to keep the Secretariat informed of such plans and other noteworthy activities organized by NGOs or other organizations so that they may be included in these pages.
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