World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg
Also called WDCDD
Observed by UN Members
Celebrations United Nations
Date 17 June
Next time 17 June 2017 (2017-06-17)
Frequency annual

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. It should be celebrated all over the world.

This day was proclaimed on January 30, 1995 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/115 after the daz when United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is drafted.[1]

Annual themes[edit]

  • 2015 - Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.[2]
  • 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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