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Annex I: Africa
Cape Verde, 2024-06-14
30th anniversary of UNCCD event - organized by Associação para a Defesa do Ambiente e Desenvolvimento (ADAD)

Under the High Patronage of the President of Cape Verde, an event will be organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of UNCCD with a large-scale tree-planting campaign that will continue until December 2024

Annex II: Asia
India, Chennai, 2024-04-17
Oasis of Hope: Combating Desertification and Drought - organized by Sustainable Development Council

The event under the theme of Desertification and Drought Day 2024 "United for land. Our Legacy. Our Future." will feature engaging discussions and interactive sessions on the transformative potential of sustainable land management as a cornerstone solution to the pressing issues of desertification and drought and explore how adopting sustainable practices can help create a world where the land is thriving and communities are resilient.


More information: Event website, Event Flyer
Uzbekistan, 2024-04-18
Aral Sea eco-race - organized by ProRun

Prorun will host an Aral Sea Eco Race in Moynaq, Karakalpakstan, with a total distance of two kilometers ahead of the Desertification and Drought Day. 100 participants will run one km to the location of a tree planting, plant a tree, and then return. At the finish line, each participant will receive a medal in the form of a symbolic tree for partaking in the restoration project. Prorun practices ‘plogging’ races, during which participants collect rubbish along their route.

Annex V: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Moldova; Republic of, Chisinau, 2024-04-20
Launch of inter-regional DLDD platform - organized by UNCCD regional coordination offices

The Interregional meeting on drought and Land Degradation Neutrality for Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Mediterranean and Central Asia will be an integral part of the celebration of global observance of UNCCD 30th anniversary and the Desertification and Drought Day 2024. To strengthen countries’ capacities through knowledge-sharing and best practices on land-related issues and sustainable drought and land management, the intraregional online platform of communities of learning and practice will be launched during the event. The zoom link for attendees (with English-Russian interpretation): 

Belgium, Brussels, 2024-06-17
Desertification and Drought Day 2024 - organized by European Council

In the framework of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union, a screening of a documentary related to land restoration in Burkina Faso followed by a panel discussion with representatives of Belgian NGOs Enabel and the DG Intpa as well as the European Commission will take place in Brussels.


Germany, Bonn, 2024-06-17
Global observance event - organized by Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The global observance event at the Bundeskunsthallewill feature an engaging  programme with VIPs from Germany, UNCCD Goodwill Ambassadors and Land Heroes. An intergenerational dialogue between the youth activists and the political, business and civil society leaders. present a key opportunity to recognize the Convention’s milestones and history linked to the City of Bonn as well as engage the people from all walks of life in a quest for a sustainable future on land.  

More information: Event website