International Drought Resilience Alliance
When: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
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.
When: Monday, 17 June 2024
The global theme of Desertification and Drought Day 2024, “United for land. Our Legacy. Our Future,” emphasizes the transformative power of sustainable land management as a key solution to today’s challenges – a blueprint to a better future on land for future generations. The global observance of the Desertification and Drought Day 2024 will be hosted by the Government of Germany, together with the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the City of Bonn, that has been home to the UNCCD Secretariat since 1999. The global observance event at the Bundeskunsthalle will also mark the 30th anniversary of UNCCD, will bring together world leaders, youth and prominent personalities from academia, civil society, sports and entertainment.