The International Day for Biological Diversity was commemorated through a series of events organized by the Ministry of Nature Protection. Two speeches were televised on this day: one by the Minister of Nature Protection on environmental problems in Armenia, and another by the head of the Bioresources Management Agency on biodiversity and biosafety. Due to heavy rains between 20-22 May, flooding was a major problem in many regions, and therefore a part of this second speech related to floods and their negative impacts on biodiversity and soil conservation.
An expedition to Sevan National Park and Khosrov Reserve was organized for children and youth. A competition of environmental photos and pictures among students was also organized.