International Day of Forests 2019 Observed on March 21st

Published on March 23, 2019
International Day of Forests 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme 'Forests and Education' to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of
International Day of Forests 2019 Observed on March 21st


  • International Day of Forests 2019 promotes education to 'Learn to Love Forests'.
  • The theme 'Forests and Education' underscores the importance of education at all levels in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation.
  • Healthy forests mean healthy, resilient communities and prosperous economies.

About the International Day of Forests:

  • March 21st was established as International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on November 28, 2012.
  • International Day of Forests was observed for the first time on March 21, 2013.
  • International Forest Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.
  • On the occasion of International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
  • The theme of the International Day of Forests provides an opportunity to highlight specific forest contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by considering topics of the annual sessions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.


Q. When is the International Day of Forests observed every year?
a. March 20th
b. March 21st
c. March 22nd
d. March 23rd

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