Our partners

Forging a global partnership of committed stakeholders is the best way to secure our land's productivity and resilience, and to combat land degradation and desertification. UNCCD's motivated stakeholders are crucial to implementing the Convention and achieving a brighter, land-degradation neutral future.

The UNCCD welcomes expressions of interest from potential stakeholders. The Secretariat has maintained a flexible structure to allow it to take advantage of new opportunities. We have a track record of delivering outstanding results to our stakeholders. We value stakeholders' suggestions and feedback.

UNCCD goals

  • Focus on key themes such as adaptation to climate change, security and migration, reporting and increasing land and soil productivity for food security.
  • Focus on practical (work plan) needs like capacity building for stakeholders, knowledge management, science, policy and planning.
  • Prioritize partnerships with those organizations that can leverage transformative influence and change, such as:
    • Technical organizations, networks, CSOs and the private sector
  • Move towards multi-stakeholder partnerships where an increasing number of partners work together on joint projects.
  • Deliver better on existing partnership commitments.

Values and principles

​Working together in partnership is both a challenge and an opportunity. Shared values facilitate achievement of our shared vision and goals. The challenge of partnership is to work cooperatively towards a common goal, without renouncing our independence and individual mandates and priorities.


We share a commitment to urgent action to address critical bottlenecks supported by an increase in investment in SLM.


We share a commitment to reducing the social and economic inequities associated with life in drought prone areas and will strive to ensure equity of voice and representation.

Shared responsibility

Sustainable Land Management is a global public good and the shared responsibility of all members of the global community. All partners and Parties to the Convention have a responsibility to make efficient, effective and equitable use of the resources available to them, and are individually accountable for their actions.


We welcome all those who share the vision, mission and values of a partnership for sustainable land management - individuals and organizations, public and private, rich and poor.


Recognizing the diversity of mandates and priorities of each individual partner and Party, we function through a process of consensus and will act in a coordinated manner based on the comparative strengths of individual partners.


We share a commitment to effective and sustained action, and emphasize strengthening national/local capacity.


The global DLDD crisis continually provides new challenges. A partnership for SLM must be dynamic and evolving, seeking to develop innovative opportunities that facilitate effective and concerted action.