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.
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With remarkable results in the protection of landscapes to stop land degradation and build a future together, Cuba celebrates today the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. A forest index of 31 percent shows the achievements of the Caribbean nation in its climate change adaptation and mitigation programs and also defines its commitment to landscape reforestation by 2030.
ISLAMABAD -- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is being observed today Monday (17 June) to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
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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.
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