UNCCD and its partners from IUCN, FAO, SADC Secretariat and IWMI gathered today for a virtual launch…
An international technology competition to design software that can support well-informed land use…
The third episode features Mr. Bongani Simon Masuku, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of…
Land use change is the primary transmission pathway for emerging infectious diseases, and the rate…

News & Events

07/08/2020
UNCCD and its partners from IUCN, FAO, SADC Secretariat and IWMI gathered today for a virtual launch of the Regional Project on Drought Risk Management for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries.
03/08/2020
The third episode features Mr. Bongani Simon Masuku, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kingdom of eSwatini, UNCCD National Focal Point and the UNCCD SPI member/observer, discussing land tenure, drought and job opportunities in Africa
29/07/2020
UNCCD and CAREC organized an online stakeholder consultation to exchange recommendations on the project “Regional approaches for combating sand and dust storms and drought in Central Asia” and discuss expected regional strategic documents.
22/07/2020
UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw announced the appointment of Tina Birmpili of Greece as the next Deputy Executive Secretary of UNCCD.
20/07/2020
An international technology competition to design software that can support well-informed land use decisions is launched by the Group on Earth Observation Land Degradation Neutrality (GEO-LDN) Initiative.
20/07/2020
In due consideration of the many unknowns still surrounding the evolution of the COVID19 pandemic during the remainder of the current year, including unforeseen developments in mandatory public health policies around the world, and taking into account similar decisions taken by other Bonn-based organizations, CRIC19 will be rescheduled to take place in Bonn during the first quarter of 2021.

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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