Seoul, Republic of Korea – Deforestation, land degradation and increased natural disasters top the…
Out of concern that “desertification and drought are problems of global dimension in that they…
In a positive environmental turn, a record 120 countries are in the process of setting voluntary…
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Bureau of the…

News & Events

18/02/2019
Istanbul, Turkey – Public awareness event conducted by the UNCCD RCU for Northern Mediterranean on 15 February 2019 attracted 25 people who…
15/02/2019
Seoul, Republic of Korea – Deforestation, land degradation and increased natural disasters top the list of serious environmental issues that…
11/02/2019
Dear UNCCD Focal Points and stakeholders, I am pleased that my first message as the UNCCD Executive Secretary to you is about a very festive…
01/02/2019
To reintegrate the returning migrants and create an alternative to migration for rural youth, The Republic of the Gambia recently submitted…
01/02/2019
Bonn, Germany – Reviving damaged lands and the livelihoods of people affected by desertification, land degradation and drought can be…
31/01/2019
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to UNCCD…

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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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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UNCCD Science to Policy Weblog

7 January 2019 - Katrín Jakobsdóttir: Iceland counting on land to reach carbon neutrality by 2040
11 October 2018 - Keith Bowers: Business could have a role in reversing desertification and restoring the landscape
13 September 2018 - Prof. Dr. Valdemar Rodrigues: Brazil sets up a novel model to reverse desertification
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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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