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2022 Desertification and Drought Day

When: Friday, 17 June 2022

Drought, with a focus on early action to prevent disastrous outcomes, is the theme of the Desertification and Drought Day marked on 17 June 2022. The global observance of the event will take place in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has announced. Learn more...

2022 Desertification and Drought Day
17 June 2022
Droughtland campaign

When: Friday, 17 June 2022

Drought is already affecting all types of countries, in all types of geographies, negatively impacting global food systems, health, economic and social opportunities. It will increasingly do so unless we all change, prepare and invest in solutions. Insufficient rainfall is not the only cause of drought. There is a lack of awareness about human-induced water scarcity exacerbates the effects of drought.  By 2050, three quarters of the world’s population and half of global grain production will be exposed to severe water scarcity. Women and indigenous communities will be especially vulnerable during periods of drought. We want to raise awareness about the various impacts of drought on life to encourage people to become more drought resilient.  Drought is a slow-onset disaster, not necessarily an emergency. Preparedness and swift action are needed as soon as it emerges. We want to change mindsets from reactive to proactive around drought mitigation.   Using a touch of lighthearted humor and irony, Through a series of graphic and audiovisual assets, UNCCD created a fictionalized country called Droughtland  world’s attention to ensure no lands or countries become the real Droughtland in which the citizens's lives and socioeconomic conditions are forever changed by drought. We’d love your help disseminating this message so all people can enjoy water security in the future. We invite you to be part of the campaign by helping us amplify some of the Droughtland content and activations. We’d love to reach audiences and governments all over the world, and you could help us achieve that. Here’s how: Visit droughtland.com to learn more Follow @TourDroughtland on Instagram and Twitter Engage, comment or share the campaign assets

Droughtland campaign
17 June 2022
International conference: Forestry science for sustainable development

When: 29 - 30 September 2022

Where: Online, please register here

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka and 30 years of PFE "Šume Republike Srpske" ad Sokolac, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and The International Union for Conservation of Nature , is organizing an international scientific conference FORS²D under the theme ""Perspectives of forestry and related sectors as drivers of sustainable development in the post-COVID era" The conference will take place in a hybrid format, with UNCCD Science-Policy Interface member Prof. Rattan Lal presenting giving a lecture during the panel. More info: https://forsd.sf.unibl.org/en/

International conference: Forestry science for sustainable development
29-30 September 2022