Bonn, Germany – The 2018WDCD campaign "Land has true value. Invest in it" ran from 1-30 June, 2018…
Seoul, Republic of Korea – The First Global Land Degradation Neutrality Forum, organized by the…
Da Nang, Viet Nam – The sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) gathered on 27 June,…
Twenty years have passed since the last atlas of desertification was published. Within that short…

News & Events

08/08/2018
Bonn, Germany – The multidisciplinary panel of experts at the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has…
27/07/2018
Caux, Switzerland – This year, the main focus of Caux Dialog on Land and Security (CDLS) has been on using land restoration for conflict…
24/07/2018
Ecuadorian Environment Minister Tarsicio Granizo speaks during an interview with IPS in his office in Quito. Credit: Nina Zambrano/IPS Ela…
19/07/2018
Konya/Eregli/Mersin, Turkey – An international training on combating desertification and soil erosion for Central Asian and Balkan countries…
19/07/2018
New York, United States – During the High Level Political Forum on sustainable development, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by…
19/07/2018
Beijing, China – Land degradation is a serious threat to the stability of communities and nations, and to peace and security throughout the…

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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UNCCD Science to Policy Weblog

9 July 2018 - Oumar Sylla and Everlyne Nairesiae: Progress in Land Indicators
29 May 2018 - Vikram Mehta: Recurring droughts are clear and present dangers
11 May 2018 - Victor Tsang: "Gender=?" Probing the gender equation to get it right
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Global Land Outlook

The Global Land Outlook (GLO) is a strategic communication platform that demonstrates the central importance of land quality to human well-being.
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Share your best practices on SLM Technologies

Find best practices on sustainable land management technologies, and share yours through the UNCCD Knowledge Hub (in cooperation with WOCAT).
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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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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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Explore knowledge platforms on desertification, land degradation and drought from around the world. 
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