World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought. Each year's global celebration has a unique, novel emphasis that had not been developed previously. W

Desertification and the Sustainable Development Goals[edit | edit source]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development declares that “we are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations”. Specifically, SDG Goal 15: Life on Land states the resolve of the United Nations and the SDG signatory nations to halt and reverse land degradation. W

When[edit | edit source]

Jun 17, 2020, Wed

Annual themes[edit | edit source]

2019: Let’s Grow the Future Together (Reflecting on 25 years of progress and envisaging to the next 25) W

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External links[edit | edit source]

  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought W

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 17 June un.org


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