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4 December 2023

Ignaguration of the International Year of Camelids 2024

Photo by Saul Ticona

The International Year of Camelids (IYC) aims to raise awareness about the importance these animals for society. Camelids hold cultural and ecological significance, particularly in desert and mountain regions, where they are integral part of the livelihoods and traditional ways of life of indigenous communities.  The side event will review the progress, challenges, and perspectives of the camelid sector in the Americas, Africa and Asia and consider the customs and practices of the communities towards IYC in line with the 2030 Agenda. 


Watch live via webcast here: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Webcast (


From 4 December 2023 at 13:00 to 4 December 2023