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 highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual celebration has a different theme.

This day was proclaimed on January 30, 1995 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/115.[1]

Annual themes[edit]

  • 2009 - Conserving land and energy = Securing our common future
  • 2008 - Combating land degradation for sustainable agriculture
  • 2007 - Desertification and Climate Change - One Global Challenge
  • 2006 - The Beauty of Deserts – The Challenge of Desertification
  • 2005 - Women and Desertification
  • 2004 - Social Dimensions of Desertification: Migration and Poverty
  • 2003 - International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD)

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