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

21/06/2018
Brussels, Belgium – UNCCD took part in the workshop organized by the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the World Day to Combat…
16/06/2018
Cologne, Germany – To celebrate 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification , the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace (CBM) team organized a…
15/06/2018
The European Court of Auditors has published a background paper on the effectiveness of the actions being taken by countries in the region…
11/06/2018
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…
06/06/2018
Moscow, Russia – More than 600 scientists from all over the world attended the Thematic Conference that commemorates the centennial of the…
05/06/2018
New Delhi, India – A global outlook, released by UN Environment on the World Environment Day 2018, provides a comprehensive analysis of 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

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

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