COP11 - Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties: 16-27 Sept. 2013
COP11 took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 16-27 September 2013, with significant breakthroughs. The draft decisions adopted have been uploaded on the UNCCD COP11 page.
Third UNCCD Photocontest
This contest closed on 27 July 2013, with cash awards totaling EUR3000 for the three top-winners. See the winning photos.
World Day to Combat Desertification
The World Day to Combat Desertification took place on 17 June 2013. Read about what events took place around the world.
UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
The United Nations General Assembly declared that the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification will run from January 2010 to December 2020. The decade is an awareness-raising initiative to promote action that will protect the drylands.