The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 (General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/1995) to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought, and the implementation of the UNCCD.
Jun 17 – World Day to Combat Desertification 2009 Junho 16, 2009
The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every year on 17 June. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and is part of an international campaign by the United Nations to tackle global environmental deterioration, in particular the degradation of drylands. This year’s theme is “Conserving land and water = Securing our common future”.