June 17, 2018

World Day Against Desertification and Drought, 17 June

WDCD was established by the UN General Assembly 23 years ago to raise awareness on the global and national actions that address desertification, land degradation and drought.

We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.

The Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving land degradation neutrality by 2030 is... a pathway forward, together.

It will help us conserve and manage the land we have well. It will help us recover degraded lands; stop land grabbing; fight climate change; increase food production and provide clean water.

Support Sustainable Development Goal 15.

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