Global Observance: 2020 Desertification and Drought Day

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

  • One-hour talk show co-produced with KFS
  • Video stories on food, feed and fibre
  • Music concert by UNCCD Land Ambassador Ricky Kej
  • Short films on desertification by SDG in Action Film Festival
  • Youth in Action segment with UNCCD Youth Caucus and UNCCD Land Heroes campaign finalists
  • Discussion ”Sustainable consumption patterns and the role on young people”
  • Segment about land restoration in Africa with NANN-K non-profit lead by UNCCD Land Ambassador Baaba Maal
  • Joint event with ICLEI on land and climate
  • Video messages from high-level officials
  • Presentation by UNCCD Land Ambassador Liu Fangfei about green handkerchief initiative
  • Message by UNCCD Land Ambassador Byong Hyon Kwon about Future Forest Foundation and the work of Green Corps
  • Message from UNCCD Land Ambassador Tarja Halonen on celebrations in Finland and the use of sustainable fabrics
  • Film screenings: When Skies Ran DryJulius and the Baobab and Ethiopia Rising
  • Virtual media briefing (8 June) 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

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