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UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030

On March 1, 2019,  the United Nations General Assembly, through it Resolution A/RES/73/284, proclaimed 2021 – 2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The resolution calls for supporting and scaling up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide and raise awareness of the importance of successful ecosystem restoration.

Secretary-General and Mrs. Ban Planting mangroves with H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, other Senior Government Officials and Youth.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) now host an open consultation process for the Strategy of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

The Decade’s Strategy aims to foster a restoration culture in which restoration initiatives start and scale up across the planet, by establishing a global movement, improving the political will of the Member States and other actors, and by enhancing the capacity for designing, implementing and sustaining ecosystem restoration initiatives.

The Strategy is the primary document setting up the structure of the Decade, including its objectives and activities. The first draft of the Strategy is developed through an elaborated consultation process, which included more than 50 interviews with over 100 interviewees from a range of backgrounds as well as consultations with youth groups in more than 19 countries.


Review the Strategy for the Decade and its Communication Strategy and provide feedback on the overall document or specific sections here.

The deadline for the submission of feedback is April 30, 2020.

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