Land Day aims to heighten attention among policy makers to land issues relating to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
The UNCCD is one of the three global conventions that sprang from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Rio Earth Summit. It embeds the vital issues of soil fertility, stable rural communities and human responsibility for sustainable management of land and land-based ecosystems. It is part of the evolving global framework for sustainable development that is jointly addressed by its sister conventions, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Land Day is a one-day event organized by the UNCCD staged in parallel to intergovernmental multilateral environmental meetings.