Desertification and Drought Day on June 17

Desertification and Drought Day on June 17 is a UN day to promote public awareness about the global loss of land. UNCCD hosts this day to inform the general public about the severe consequences and developments of land degradation, desertification and drought.

The 2021 Desertification and Drought Day to be held on 17 June will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. It can also lessen the impacts of climate change and underpin a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. LAND is part of the solution! More information here: