The current results-based framework for the secretariat is presented in its 2014–2017 workplan. The overall aim of the secretariat remains to service the COP and its subsidiary bodies in a manner that enables well-founded decision-making and successful action in advancing the implementation of the UNCCD. Particular attention is paid to
(a) Increasing the political momentum: Active promotion of the UNCCD, notably by linking scientific findings with political decision-making, supports a growing global commitment to halt land degradation and rehabilitate already degraded land.
(b) Moving toward global target-setting: Inputs to the evolving global development agenda, notably the Sustainable Development Goals and the next framework for commitments on climate change, highlight the importance of building national/regional land degradation neutrality and recognizing the critical role of land and soil in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
(c) Improving conditions for national implementation: Access to information, up-scaling of good practices, and opportunities for capacity-building are critical for progress in implementing the UNCCD at national level.
In order to efficiently carry out its tasks, the secretariat will build and further strengthen partnerships with programmes and institutions that have proven capacities in the areas covered by the UNCCD.