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World Water Forum

When: 18 - 25 Mayo 2024

Where: Bali

On Thursday 23 May from 14:50 to 16:20 (GMT +8 h), join the international Drought Resilience Alliance at the Spanish Pavilion for the event "A coordinated approach towards drought resilience: the case of the IDRA" to discuss cross-border collaboration on drought management in the face of climate change. Other events: Tuesday 21 May 13:00-14:30 (GMT+8 hours): Best practices and drought management planning including drought impact mitigation The session will showcase best practices in drought management planning to support proactive, risk-based approaches. To facilitate planning and efficient implementation,. Organized by UNCCD, Government of Spain and Government of Indonesia in partnership with FAO, Deltares, French Water Agency, Aneta Group Wednesday 22 May 13:00-14:30 (GMT+8 hours): Making Progress toward Climate Resilience: elevating the urgency of drought resilience for the water sector Drought as seen in  major cities like Cape Town (South Africa), Chennai (India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil) are challenging technical, and financial capacities. The session will discuss how to adapt water systems and infrastructures to build drought resilience. Organized by  The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and AquaFed in partnership with World water Council and UNCCD Wednesday 22 May 08:30-10:00 (GMT+8 hours): Accelerating innovation in early warning systems: a call to action across all pillars Early Warning Systems (EWS) offer a vital line of defense against natural disasters, but ther are significant in coverage and effectiveness. The session will explore promising social and technological innovations and the role of science-based policies in advancing EWS. Organized by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in partnership with UNCCD, WMO, ADPC, CLS and Government of Egypt.

World Water Forum
18-25 Mayo 2024
Global conference on decent jobs for youth

When: 22 - 23 Mayo 2024

Where: Kigali

The Conference aims at accelerating efforts at global, regional and country level to improve the lives of young people around the world. It will bring together governments, social partners, youth and civil society organizations, private sector, foundations, academia, regional and multilateral organizations, and many more partners to: Stimulate innovative thinking and promote mutual learning on skills and job creation strategies for youth in the green and digital economies Broker concrete collaboration and partnerships among participants Mobilize political will and resources to scale up investment in decent jobs for youth, with a particular focus on disadvantaged youth groups Organizers recommend attendaning in person, but this year they are also introducing the possibility to engage virtually. The event is in English, with audio captions available in French and Spanish for selected sessions. Registration available via this link.  

Global conference on decent jobs for youth
22-23 Mayo 2024
Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought 6th meeting

When: 03 - 06 Junio 2024

Where: Riyadh

The Conference of Parties at its fifteenth session (UNCCD COP 15) established an Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought  during the triennium 2022 - 2024, tasked with identifying and evaluating global policy instruments and regional policy frameworks in the context of the national plans to effectively manage drought under the Convention, including supporting a shift from reactive to proactive drought management. Leading up to UNCCD COP16, the group will hold its sixth and final meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 3-6 June 2024 to address the following topics: Financing mechanisms for drought resilience; Setting of global target and global work programme for drought resilience Legally binding protocol or Amendment to the Convention Non-legally binding decisions, political declaration, or other kind of non-legally binding instruments outside the Convention

Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought 6th meeting
03-06 Junio 2024
World Environment Day 2024

When: Miércoles, 05 Junio 2024

Where: Riyadh

World Environment Day 2024 is focusing on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience. Hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, where UNCCD COP16 will also take place later this year, it will demonstrate the country's strong commitment to delivering solution to today's environmental crises. Recharged global action to protect and restore productive land has the power to boost livelihoods, support food security, build resilience to extreme weather and increase carbon storage. 

World Environment Day 2024
05 Junio 2024
The 3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference

When: 10 - 13 Junio 2024

Where: Dushanbe

The 3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference is the next in a series of conferences held every two years by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations to support the implementation of the goals of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028. As part of the 3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan aims to provide a platform for following up, promoting and supporting the implementation of voluntary commitments registered in the Water Action Agenda of the UN 2023 Water Conference, as well as stimulating new partnerships and accelerating actions to achieve the goals of the Agenda in the field of sustainable development for the period 2030. For more info visit https://conf2024.dushanbewaterprocess.org

The 3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference
10-13 Junio 2024
Desertification and Drought Day 2024: Global observance

When: Lunes, 17 Junio 2024

Where: Bonn

The global observance of the Desertification and Drought Day 2024 will be hosted by the Government of Germany on 17 June at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.  The event will also mark the 30th anniversary of UNCCD. It will bring together leaders, youth and prominent personalities from the fields of politics, academia, civil society, the private sector and entertainment to showcase a strong ambition to be united for land, ahead of the largest-ever UN conference on land and drought – UNCCD COP 16 – that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2024.  The global theme of this years' Desertification and Drought Day United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future. emphasizes the transformative power of sustainable land management to address today’s global challenges and create a blueprint to a better future on land for all generations. The theme is a clarion call to a recharged global action on land restoration and drought resilience. If you would like to participate in the event, please contact invitation@ddday2024.de. You can find the event details via the menu on the right.  

Desertification and Drought Day 2024: Global observance
17 Junio 2024