World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (June 17)

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African Desert Sand Dunes

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  • Commemorative Days and Events


United Nationals Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)


The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. This is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, and that key tools to this aim lay in strengthened community participation and cooperation at all levels.

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