Global Observance: Desertification and Drought Day 2020

This year's global observance event, hosted by Korea Forest Service (KFS), takes place online, with a full-day program featuring a variety of exciting events and international talent. The programme, broadcasted via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, includes the following highlights:

09:30 CEST Talkshow co-produced with KFS

Changing the way we use and restore the land
With contributions by UNCCD Land Ambassador Baaba Maal (NANN-K), James Ward (short film: Julius and the baobab), Haidar El Ali and the International Resource Panel

* Official video message by NFGA China


Sustainable consumption patterns and the role of young people in the digital age
With contributions by Papi Wane/@DakarLives – @Mwami, Aboubakry Wade/@1Twito1Arbre and @CampClimatSN

Followed by a message by UNCCD Land Ambassador Liu Fangfei

* Official video message by CBD


Screening of the documentary Ethiopia Rising introduced by Tony Rinaudo from World Vision Australia
Video Food, feed, fibre and beyond from WOCAT/World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

* Official video message by UNDP


Discussion about the impacts of desertification in food systems
Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg/Food Tank
With Dr. Ismahane Elouafi (ICBA) and Joanne Kane-Potaka/ICRISAT/Smart Food
In collaboration with Crop Trust

* Official video message by WWF


Toward a sustainable fashion industry
With contributions by UNCCD Land Ambassador Tarja Halonen and Spinnova

* Official video messages by UNFCCC, IRENA and Parliamentary State Secretary – Germany


Screening of the documentary When the skies ran dry introduced by the director Patrick Augenstein

* Official video message by UNEP, IFAD and Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change – India

14:47 Youth in Action
In collaboration with the Youth Caucus and the UNCCD Land Heroes

MINISTERIAL PANEL: Is it time for a new contract for nature? 
Moderated by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw


Localizing climate/nature/land nexus for food, feed and fibre in the post-COVID19 era. Joint event with ICLEI 
Follow on @UNCCDcso twitter

* Official video message by the Mayor of Bonn


Screening of the documentary Out of Africa followed by a discussion with journalist Thomas Friedman

* Official video message by IUCN


Concert by UNCCD Land Ambassador Ricky Kej

Featuring Baaba Maal and other international talent

* Official video message by the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly

19:07 Talkshow (re-run)

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