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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
UNCCD youth call to action

The Youth for Land - Protecting Our Legacy, Securing Our Future campaign is a movement inspired and driven by the passion and commitment of young people worldwide as we face multiple environmental challenges. The 30th anniversary of the UNCCD, Desertification and Drought Day 2024 and UNCCD COP16 present an urgent call to action, with the theme “United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future.”

UNCCD youth call to action
UNCCD youth engagement strategy

This Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) requested by the Parties to the UNCCD, with its comprehensive vision, guiding principles and strategic objectives, is a blueprint for action and serves as a roadmap for youth’s role as a key stakeholder in land stewardship. It articulates a future where young people are not only participants but agents of change in shaping the policies that affect their…

UNCCD youth engagement strategy
Peace Forest Initiative: Restoring peace and trust through nature

The Peace Forest Initiative (PFI) represents a beacon of hope in these unprecedented times of growing instability. By merging ecological restoration, education and dialogue with peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive approaches, the PFI seeks to create sustainable communities and foster cooperative coexistence. In bringing together diverse stakeholders, including governments, international…

Peace Forest Initiative: Restoring peace and trust through nature
Independent review of the Great Green Wall accelerator

An independent external review of the results and performance of the Great Green Wall Accelerator was conducted in September 2022 – January 2023 by Mr. David Todd. This review provides an evidence-based consideration of progress, success and challenges of the Accelerator so far, with the aim to further enhance its services.  In addition to the full report of…

Independent review of the Great Green Wall accelerator
GLO rangelands executive summary

This executive summary provides a synthesis of the key messages contained in the full report. In anticipation of the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026, this report serves as a catalyst for global awareness and action. It analyses numerous case studies and good practices from around the world, drawing on the experience and lessons learned, and advocates for a new…

GLO rangelands executive summary