After over three years of efforts a resolution to declare 20 May World Bee Day was unanimously adopted within the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the UN General Assembly in New York on 17 November. It is supported by all UN Member States, with 115 states being co-signatories or the so-called co-sponsors of the resolution, including the largest states such as the USA, Canada, China, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, India and all EU Member States. 

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Your support to the World Bee Day initiative is of great importance. We have a moral obligation to ensure our future generations have a clean and healthy environment and diverse and nutrient-rich foods available, for which bees and other pollinators play an important role. Their contribution to the fight against climate change must also be mentioned. And all these commitments can be found under the name of Sustainable Development Goals...

I would like to invite you to join forces and help us preserve vital agriculture, beekeeping and clean environment!

Let me conclude with the words: "World Bee Day units us and bring the world together".

Dejan Židan, MSc. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food  of the Republic of Slovenia
Minister za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano
Dejan Židan, MSc.

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Support to the World Bee Day initiative was given also by:

Mr. Fernand Etgen, Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, supports the World Bee Day initiative.

Mr. Changfu Han, Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, supports the initiative that the United Nations declare World Bee Day.

Mr. Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, is interested and in favour of the initiative.

Mr. Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture, supports the initiative.

Mr. Alojz Peterle, Member of European Parliament, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia and Apimondia honorary member: "I vote in favour! This initiative will be successful."

Mr. Cristian Constantinescu, Director General of FIITEA Apimondia and President of the Balkan Federation: "Congratulations on your initiative for the World Bee Day - 20th May!"

Mr. Asger Søgaard Jørgensen, Former President of Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations: "I am pleased to support the proposal to name the 20th of May as 'World Bee Day'."

Ms. Tetyana Vasylkivska, President of the Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers: "I strongly support the proposal for World Bee Day."

Mr. Etienne Bruneau, President of the scientific commission for technology at Apimondia, the international Federation of Beekeepers' Associations: "I will do my best to support the initiative."

Dr. Cleofas R. Cervancia, President of the Apimondia Regional Commission for Asia: "Celebrating World Bee Day will remind us of the importance of bees to agriculture and the environment."

Ms. Debbie Seib, Secretary of the Indiana Beekeepers Association, supports the initiative.

Ms. Tanja Arih-Korošec, President of the Working Group for Apitourism at the Apimondia organisation, supports the initiative.

Mr. Philic McCabe, President of the APIMONDIA International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations: "Congratulations to our colleagues in Slovenia for this wonderful initiative."

Mr. Lucas Daniel Martínez, Vice President of the APIMONDIA International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations: "SBA could be a good example for all beekeepers Associations."

Mr. Gilles Ratia, Former President of the Apimondia International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations: "Apimondia will promote this initiative at the highest level."

Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva from Brazil, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), is aware of the importance of bees and all pollinators and therefore supports the initiative.

Pope Francis I., current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, welcomes the World Bee Day initiative.

Pedro Opeka, Slovenian missionary in Madagascar, supports the initiative as “bees, this small hardworking creatures, are our teachers of mutual respect and non opportunistical cooperation, and their role for the preservation of the environment and food production is vital.”

Agricultural ministers signing the communiqué in support of the World Bee Day project.


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