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#WaterIs Forests


75 % of freshwater used for household, agricultural and industrial needs is provided through forested catchments.  Some of the world’s largest cities such as Durban, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá, New York, and Madrid draw a significant portion of their drinking water from forested areas.

This year on 21 March, International Day of Forests will be celebrated at the UN Headquarters, New York. The theme of the event is Forests and Water | Sustain Life and Livelihoods and it aims to show interconnections between forests and water in the broader context of sustainable development.

The event is organized by the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat and the Permanent Mission of Sweden with support from UN-Water. 


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