The International Day of Forests is a day to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Activities that take place in support of this day include planting trees, photo gallery presentations, film presentations, among other social media outreach activities. The International Day of Forests was established by resolution 67/200 of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Before 2013, this day was previously called Forest Day.
With the goal of raising awareness in governments and organization of the need to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few, World Water Day, observed on 22 March, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 1992.
Recognizing Mother Earth reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, the General Assembly declared 22 April as International Mother Earth Day to recognize the responsibility we have to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.