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All publications and documents

All publications & documents
Gender equality policy and plan

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is recognized as a cross-cutting priority across all aspects of the work of the UNCCD. The Convention secretariat and the Global Mechanism (GM) promote men and women’s equal and balanced participation in all aspects of the UNCCD process and implementation. The policy reflects changes resulting from the adoption of the UNCCD

Gender equality policy and plan
Guideline on the integration of sand and dust storm management into key policy areas

The guideline is a high-level primer to raise awareness and promote the more effective management of sand and dust storms (SDS), their sources and impacts.It can be used by regional, national and sub-national authorities and actors responsible for formulating and implementing SDS initiatives in key policy areas of agriculture, human health, built infrastructure, early warning and finance…

Guideline on the integration of sand and dust storm management into key policy areas
Unite for land: 30 years of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

For the last 30 years, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has galvanized awareness and action to revive degraded land around the world and build communities’ resilience against drought. The Convention’s mission is a critical opportunity to advance sustainable development by producing more food and fiber without depleting precious soil and water resources,…

Unite for land: 30 years of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
COP28 joint statement on climate, nature and people

The UNFCCC COP28 and COP30 Presidencies, CBD COP15 and COP16 Presidencies, UNCCD COP15 Presidency and chairs of diverse partnerships, initiatives and coalitions affirm that there is no path to fully achieve the near and long-term goals of the Paris Agreement or the 2030 goals and targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework without urgently addressing climate change,…

COP28 joint statement on climate, nature and people
The contribution of land and water management approaches to SLM and LDN

Tthe United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) prepared this report to better understand the alignment of different land and water management approaches with sustainable land management (SLM) and land degradation neutrality (LDN). This alignment was assessed using criteria that comprise three pillars essential to SLM and LDN: ecosystem health, food…

The contribution of land and water management approaches to SLM and LDN
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