Today, it's the International Day of Forests (IDF) that was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2006. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. On IDF, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, seminars and exhibitions.
On IDF, the world community has been urged by the UN to strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and trees outside forests for the benefit of current and future generations.
On the occasion of IDF, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN has released banners and logos to produce promotional products for everyday and professional use to create awareness about conservation of forests.
FAO is celebrating IDF with two events. First, launch of the publications "State of Mediterranean Forests and Tree Planting Activities in Tlemcen, Algeria" and “Forests and Water – International Momentum and Action” to be made available at www.fao.org/forestry. Secondly, a technical seminar titled “Forests in the Landscape Context” to promote the ways in which forests can maximize landscape products and services is being organized in Rome.