By 2025, 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and 2/3 of the world will be li…
The thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13), the sixteenth session of the Committ…
“Today is a new day for the land” Antonis Samaras The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3…
The UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) today released the Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land…

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The Mali singer and actress, Fatoumata Diawara visited the UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique Barbut at the UNCCD headquarters on 22 March. F…Read more
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and 2/3 of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions. In…Read more
In 2013, the Conference of the Parties decided to establish a Science–Policy Interface (SPI) to facilitate a two‐way science–policy dialogue…Read more
The International Day of Forests is observed on 21 March every year. This year, a special event to observe the Day was held at the Food and…Read more
The effects of the El Nino drought of 2015-2016 are barely over and we have a new emergency. More than 20 million people in northern Nigeria…Read more
International Women’s Day this year focuses on economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The vision is to achieve gender equality…Read more

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