“Wetlands Action for People and Nature” is the theme for 2022 highlighting the importance of actions to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for human and planetary health. An urgent call to act is the focus of this year’s campaign. It is an appeal to take action and to invest financial, human and political capital in order to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing altogether — and to restore those we have already lost.
The 2022 campaign marked the first UN World Wetlands Day, following the UN General Assembly’s Resolution 75/317 in 2021 to designate it an international day. Emphasizing wetlands’ critical services for human and planetary health, the Assembly acknowledged the urgency to protect wetlands and their valuable contributions for sustainable development.