At COP25 in Madrid today, Heads of UN agencies met for a high-level Leadership Dialogue on how to…
The Conference of Parties at its fourteenth session (UNCCD COP 14) decided to establish an…
The deadline for submitting nominations for the new UNCCD CSO panel is 4 December 2019.
UNCCD presents some of this year's milestones, which have become a reality thanks to the continued…

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12/12/2019
At COP25 in Madrid today, Heads of UN agencies met for a high-level Leadership Dialogue on how to turn the tide on deforestation and…
12/12/2019
"Droughts really are changing the planet, around us. They are one of the worst impacts that we will see in terms of the human impacts of…
11/12/2019
UNCCD Land Ambassador Baaba Maal returned to his native Senegal in December to headline the annual Blues de Fleuve festival and make a contribution to the global sustainable development through agriculture.
11/12/2019
In an unprecedented public action for a greener future, 650 000 trees have been planted across Azerbaijan on 6 December 2019. This…
06/12/2019
Yinchuan, China – The new International Knowledge Management Center on Combating Desertification opened on 5 December during the…
06/12/2019
Award winning musicians Baaba Maal of Senegal and Ricky Kej of India have released a new music video Born from the Land on World Soil Day…

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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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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

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SPI Technical Reports 2019

The SPI produced these reports as part of their work programme objectives: 1. Provide refined guidance of land degradation neutrality; and, 2. Provide guidance to support the adoption and implementation of land-base intervention for drought management and mitigation.
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