World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 17
In 1994 the United Nations established World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17. The date coincides with the June 17, 1994, signing of the Convention to Combat Desertification. Observances draw attention to the need for cooperation between nations in order to stop desertification and respond to drought.
CONTACTS:
United Nations, Department of Public Information
Rm. S-1070L
New York, NY 10017
212-963-6842; fax: 212-963-6914
www.un.org
References in periodicals archive ?
Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.
June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought On this day: 1579 - Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California).
In December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
The Fujairah Municipality, represented by the Public Services and Environment Department -- Environment Protection Section -- on Tuesday observed the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
ISLAMABAD -- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on Tuesday (June 17) to highlight the need to curb desertification and bring into limelight the issue of dry lands.
TUNIS (TAP)- Tunisia celebrates Friday, along with the international community, World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought established on June 17 of each year since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.
In a celebration marking World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought held at al-Assad Library, Minister Dayah added that the Environment Ministry has finished its national plan to combat this phenomenon.
On the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN's Economic and Social Committee for Western Asia (ESCWA) released a statement warning
Summary:The World Day to combat Desertification and Drought was commemorated under the auspices of the United Nations for the fifth time on June 17.
KUWAIT - The Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources celebrates the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on Saturday.
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons message for the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, observed on 17 June:
Fehmida Mirza said this in her message on the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, being observed tomorrow throughout the world under the auspices of United Nation.
Full browser ?