20 December 2017

PRESS RELEASE

UNITED NATIONS DECLARES 20 MAY WORLD BEE DAY

 

New York, 20 December – Today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.

The resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day is expected to be adopted at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December (date TBC).

On 17 November, the resolution was unanimously adopted at the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly, with co-sponsorship of 115 countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, as well as all Member States of the European Union.



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