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UNCCD is teaming up with other UN agencies and scientific institutions to develop an SDS toolbox that will contain tools and best practices for risk and vulnerability assessment, source mapping, monitoring, forecasting and early warning, as well as anthropogenic source control and mitigation options
Awareness that gender biases exist in land‐based activities has grown significantly. Yet, weak legal and social protections for women’s land use continue. This leads to women’s needs, realities and knowledge being overlooked. Although land supports humanity in many ways, progress remains slow in the global efforts to move towards a future where more balanced relations make it possible for women and men to interact with and care for land in equitable and non-hierarchical ways.