World Bee Day - 20 May

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World Bee Day - 20 MayWorld Bee Day is held annually on 20 May to raise awareness and recognition of the important role that bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem.

An Overview of the News

  • Established by the United Nations, World Bee Day aims to emphasise the importance of bees in maintaining ecosystems and food production.

  • The celebration encourages efforts to protect bees and their habitats and highlights the importance of pollinators in conserving biodiversity and ensuring global food security.

  • The theme for World Bee Day 2023 is “Engaging in Pollinator-Friendly Agricultural Production,” promoting agricultural methods that prioritise the well-being of pollinators, especially bees.

History of World Bee Day:

  • The United Nations established World Bee Day in 2017 to raise awareness of the important role played by bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem.

  • May 20 was chosen as the date for World Bee Day to honour Slovenian beekeeping pioneer and expert Anton Jansa.

  • The main goal of World Bee Day is to encourage global recognition, mobilisation and cooperation in protecting bees and preserving their important contribution to the environment and food production systems.

United Nations (UN):

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation.

  • The objectives of the United Nations include maintaining international peace and security and developing friendly relations between nations.

  • It serves as a centre for harmonising the actions of the nations.

Establishment - 24 October 1945

Headquarters - New York

Secretary-General - Antonio Guterres

Deputy Secretary General - Amina J. Mohammed

General Assembly President - Csaba Kőrösi

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