Reversing land degradation and its outcomes while accelerating positive achievements for people and…
The framework used for reporting action will be improved to ensure it captures key issues, such as…
The launch of the new UNCCD interactive Drought Toolbox became the highlight of the day, offering…
The day was marked by the launch of a new international coalition to strengthen coordinated action…

News & Events

15/09/2019
The framework used for reporting action will be improved to ensure it captures key issues, such as gender equality, drought response and the influence of consumption and production patterns and flows on land degradation. Through the Delhi Declaration, ministers expressed support for new initiatives or coalitions aiming to improve human health and well-being, the health of ecosystems, and to advance peace and security.
13/09/2019
New Delhi, India – The Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD has just released a new briefing note that explores the interlinkages between land…
11/09/2019
The launch of the new UNCCD interactive Drought Toolbox became the highlight of the day, offering country parties a practical interactive platform to develop national drought plans and switch to a proactive approach to drought management.
11/09/2019
On the road to the Climate Action Summit, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, and the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India and President of COP14, Mr. Prakash Javedkar, hosted and co-chaired a high-level luncheon on land and climate, on the margins of the UNCCD COP14. The event was co-facilitated by UNCCD and UNEnvironment.
10/09/2019
The Global Mechanism (GM) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)…
10/09/2019
An enchanting cultural programme organized by the government of India to welcome the participants of the high-level segment of UNCCD COP14 in New Delhi became one of the main conference highlights. The key performers included musicians Ricky Kej, Baaba Maal and Inna Modj, who will grant their talent and popularity to help promote the UNCCD mission as the new Land Ambassadors. You can read about their work and their commitment to the development issues here.

Knowledge Hub

LDN Conceptual Framework

The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), developend by the UNCCD SPI, provides a bridge between the vision and the implementation of LDN in practice.
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The Drought Toolbox

The Drought Toolbox provides UNCCD stakeholders with easy access to tools, case studies, and other relevant resources to support action on drought preparedness with the aim of boosting the resilience of people and ecosystems to drought.
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Countries with voluntary LDN targets

The Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting Programme supports countries to define LDN baselines and set voluntary LDN targets. All country information, including the country reports and/or country commitments to achieve LDN can be found on the Knowledge Hub.
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SPI Technical Reports 2019

The SPI produced these reports as part of their work programme objectives: 1. Provide refined guidance of land degradation neutrality; and, 2. Provide guidance to support the adoption and implementation of land-base intervention for drought management and mitigation.
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Capacity Building Marketplace

Explore a wealth of opportunities offered through the marketplace: scholarships, fellowships, internships and volunteering, as well as e-learning and university courses.
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Sustainable Land Management

Find best practices on sustainable land management technologies, and share yours through the UNCCD Knowledge Hub (in cooperation with WOCAT).
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The UNCCD e-library

Explore the latest publications, journals, articles, and references on desertification, land degradation, drought and sustainable land management.
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