International Day of Forests is celebrated on March, 21 2017. The day was initiated in the late 1970s by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); whereas the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 21 December 2012, which declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests. It is held annually to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people.
A forest is a plant formation that is made up mainly of trees and such a large area covered that it can develop a characteristic forest climate. Forests cover about 31 percent of global land area. On International Day of Forests the vital role forests play in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security can be discussed internationally.