The 2018 WDCD global observance was held in Ecuador, hosted by the Ministry of Environment . The…
Join us to raise awareness on the impact our everyday choices can have on the ground. Mismanagement…
The global economy will lose a whopping USD23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation, a review by…
The SPI is an innovative platform that facilitates dialogue between scientists and policy-makers and…

News & Events

Cologne, Germany – To celebrate 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification , the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace (CBM) team organized a…
The European Court of Auditors has published a background paper on the effectiveness of the actions being taken by countries in the region…
This year on World Day to Combat Desertification, we think about the real value of land. Not just its economic value. Land is worth so much…
Moscow, Russia – More than 600 scientists from all over the world attended the Thematic Conference that commemorates the centennial of the…
New Delhi, India – A global outlook, released by UN Environment on the World Environment Day 2018, provides a comprehensive analysis of the…
Ankara, Turkey – The amount of soil carried by rivers in Turkey has been reduced to 154 million tons this year from about 500 million tons…

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

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
10 April 2018 - Barron Joseph Orr: Fixing what the land is losing between the farm and your fork
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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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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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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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Knowledge Sharing Systems

Explore knowledge platforms on desertification, land degradation and drought from around the world. 
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Strengthening knowledge flows between UNCCD stakeholders