- June 17 is observed worldwide as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
- Theme 2020: Food. Feed. Fibre
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification:
- legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.
- It derives directly from the 1992 Earth Summit.
- It was established in 1994 and addresses arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas,known as the drylands.
- Secretariat of UNCCD is at Bonn, Germany.
- Committed to a bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating desertification and land degradation.