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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of June, repeating indefinitely
17 June every year: Raising awareness of desertification as a global issue.
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) plays a key role in the world’s efforts to eradicate poverty, achieve sustainable development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
You could also read through our feature article ‘Soil means life’ to get more information about this topic.