The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was adopted on 17 June 1994. During the time it was open for signature, from October 1994 to October 1995, it received 115 signatures. The Convention entered into force in December 1996. The UNCCD currently has 197 Parties.
Non-signatory States have the option of acceding, accepting or approving the Convention at any time.