Land is the foundation of our societies and is a cornerstone to global food security and…
Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, has…
Land use change is the primary driver for emerging infectious diseases, and the rate of land…
Patricia Kombo is a young social entrepreneur and a climate activist from Kenya. She studied…

News & Events

08/04/2021
Patricia Kombo is a young social entrepreneur and a climate activist from Kenya. She studied journalism at Moi University and is known for…
08/04/2021
Madam President, Dear Bureau members, It is, as ever, a pleasure to speak to you and work with you, regardless of the distance the pandemic…
07/04/2021
A statement by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw After a year in which COVID-19 has swept the world, killing almost three million…
01/04/2021
Senegalese singer and UNCCD Land Ambassador Baaba Maal believes that the future of Africa is in the hands of the youth. He is actively…
30/03/2021
Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, has welcomed the Saudi and Middle East Green Initiatives that were made public this week. The Initiatives aim, among other things, to restore roughly 240 million hectares of degraded land in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East.
21/03/2021
Statement by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw All of our planet’s inhabitants – humanity, and all wildlife species – require water to…

Knowledge Hub

Tools for Land Degradation Neutrality

The Knowledge Hub provides knowledge, tools and guidance on Land Degradation Neutrality.
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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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The UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI) promotes dialogue between scientists and policy makers on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD). The SPI works to translate current science into policy-relevant recommendations.
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