21 March observed as a International Day of Forests every year. The day is celebrated by United Nations. The day commemorate the green cover across the world highlighting its importance.

Theme for 2021 International Day of Forests– “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”.

International Day of Forests

The day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012. It is marked with the celebrations and it raises awareness regarding the importance of all types of forests. The countries are encouraged to undertake the local, national and international efforts in order to organize the activities like tree-planting campaigns with respect to forests and trees. This day is celebrated by the UN Forum on Forests and Food & Agriculture Organization. These organisations collaborate with governments, Collaborative Partnership on Forests and other such organisations in the field.

Theme of the day

The theme for the day is chosen by “Collaborative Partnership on Forests”. The theme was chosen with the aim of emphasising how the restoration and sustainable management of the forests can help in addressing the climate change and biodiversity crisis. It will also help in producing the goods and services for sustainable development. It will also foster an economic activity which in turn will create jobs and improve lives. The theme also fit into the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration which is in place from 2021-2030. The ecosystem restoration calls to protect and revive the ecosystem across the world.

21 March International Day of Forests