Harmony with Nature
Under the leadership of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, inter-governmental negotiations began in 2009 to agree on principles of Harmony with Nature. Adopting by consensus the Bolivian-led Resolution, on 22 April 2009 the General Assembly proclaimed 22 April as International Mother Earth Day. In so doing, Governments acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our home, and expressed its conviction that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.
This website consolidates all the work that has been carried out on Harmony with Nature since 2009 leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Conference) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-23 June 2012. A new feature of the website is a page dedicated to
national law highlighting the role that the Environment has played in Constitutions around the world. In the near future, the website will include relevant information on scientific inter-disciplinary research and success stories on the use of traditional knowledge.
For more information on the chronology of activities and milestones pertaining to Harmony with Nature, please click here
On the occasion of the launching of the Harmony with Nature website, the photos were taken in the Provinces of Potosi and Sur Lipez, Bolivia, courtesy of Marianne Morin.