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World Wetlands Day 2024 celebration event

World Wetlands Day, celebrated on 2nd February every year, emphasizes the crucial role of wetlands in human prosperity and a healthy planet. The 2024 theme, "Wetlands and Human Wellbeing", is about the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human health. 

UN photo of wetland

Wetlands, hosting over 100,000 species, provide essential freshwater and contribute significantly to global food production, exemplified by wetland-grown rice, a staple for three billion people. Moreover, wetlands act as natural shock absorbers, mitigating rainfall impacts and reducing flood and storm surge risks.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and the Italian Ministry for Environment and Energy Security, will host the World Wetlands Day celebration event on 2nd February 2024. 

The event aims to raise awareness, highlight wetlands' contributions to health and food security, share agricultural solutions, and inspire actions and partnerships for wetland conservation. The celebration will be held both at FAO Headquarters and online, featuring interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. 

  • The full programme and joining details are here.
  • Visit the World Wetlands Day campaign website here

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