The United Nations operates as a unified body, with different UN agencies supporting the objectives of others while carrying out their own work. This approach results in a diverse, yet coordinated response to the issue of land degradation and desertification. Each UN agency approaches this issue through the lens of their own mandate, but their work contributes significantly to the achievement of UNCCD's objectives.
Eighteen United Nations agencies collaborated to produce the report; "Global Drylands - A UN system-wide response". This report creates a UN-wide policy framework, detailing how different agencies can support the UNCCD's mandate and the achievement of its 10-year Strategy.