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The 3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference

When: 10 - 13 June 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 June 2024
Desertification and Drought Day 2024: Global observance

When: Monday, 17 June 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 June 2024
United for Earth: Collaborative strategies against drought

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Where: Online, please register here

To mark this year's Desertification and Drought Day, UNCCD,  EOTEC DevNet and GWP are organizing a webinar focused on showcasing collaborative approaches to tackling drought challenges and enhancing resilience in drought-affected regions. Join us at 13:00 UCT | 15:00 CEST via Zoom. Discussions will center on gender-specific challenges, inclusion strategies and cutting-edge tools such as Earth Observation technologies to meet the need for tailor-made approaches in drought response. The webinar, designed for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in environmental science, disaster risk management and sustainable development, will also serve as an invitation to join two global communities of practice that have been recently launched in the space of drought management: UNCCD Community of Learning and Practice - a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange network for professionals engaged in enhancing drought policy, planning, and management processes EOTEC DevNet Thematic Working Group on Drought - a community striving to enhance the accessibility and application of earth observation for drought management. Speakers: Milcah Ndegwa, UNCCD Associate Programme Officer   Daniel Tsegai, UNCCD Drought Programme Officer  Aarti Holla-Maini, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)  Karen Elizabeth Bernard, UNCCD Gender Policy Officer  Lorena Aguilar Revelo, Executive Director of the Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls Richard R. Heim Jr., Meteorologist, NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information   Sabina Bokal, Senior Programme Manager GWP Central and Eastern Europe 

United for Earth: Collaborative strategies against drought
18 June 2024
UNCCD Conference of Parties 16th session | COP16

When: 02 - 13 December 2024

Where: Riyadh

The next UNCCD COP16 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – the largest-ever meeting of UNCCD’s 197 Parties, the first to be held in the Middle East region and the largest multilateral conference ever hosted by Saudi Arabia. Happening in the year that also marks the 30th anniversary of the UNCCD. COP16 is set to become a landmark event for accelerating action on land restoration, drought resilience and green transition. More info: https://www.unccd.int/cop16

UNCCD Conference of Parties 16th session | COP16
02-13 December 2024