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 Opening Hours


​Opening Hours

09.00 - 12.00
14.00 - 17.00
09.00 - 12.00

 Contact the Library


​Contact Library 

T: +49 228 815 2864
F: +49 228 815 2898/99

Library Mission

The library's purpose is to select, acquire and disseminate information materials on the work of the UNCCD in accordance with the objectives set in UNCCD Articles 16 and 19 of the Convention. The library serves as an archival unit for all official documents, as stated in Article 22 of the UNCCD.

To fulfill this mission, the Library commits to:
  • Understand, support and facilitate the research and learning needs of its users;
  • Build collections and create tools to support research and learning;
  • Provide access to and promote the discovery and use of local and external information resources;
  •  Ensure the preservation and long-lasting availability of Library collections and resources;
  • Create hospitable physical and virtual environments for study and research;
  • Collaborate with other UN agencies members of the UN Campus in Bonn to enrich the research and learning community;
  • Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
  • Develop, encourage, and sustain expertise, skill, commitment and an innovative spirit in servicing the library users.


Core business

Desertification and land degradation data are unique, both in the way it is collected and in the way the research community accesses it, and interprets it. The UNCCD Library & Data Centre strives to assemble, package and provide access to data in formats that are compatible with the needs of the research community as the UNCCD national action programmes are implemented.

At its core, the UNCCD Library & Data Centre promotes a collaborative effort between intergovernmental agencies to select and distribute data collected over many decades that is critical for environmental change detection and desertification impact assessment.

The work of the UNCCD Library & Data Centre is to improve access and the exchange of data and information in combating desertification through areas such as land resources management and agricultural science, while strongly emphasising soil conservation strategies and planning.

The strategic objective of the library is to integrate and harmonize standards, develop tools and procedures for the efficient and effective management and dissemination of high-quality technical information, including relevant and reliable statistics, texts, maps, and multimedia resources related to the impacts caused by desertification.

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