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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT
WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought has been observed to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.
It also aims to reinforce the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda. The day remind everyone that land degradation neutrality (LDN) is achievable through
3     1.     Problem solving
2.     Strong community involvement
3.     Co-operation at all levels.

WHEN IS WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT?
Sunday, 17th June

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT HISTORY
          The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was first observed in December 1994 by the United Nations General Assembly. The assembly recognized that desertification and drought were global problems because they affected all regions of the world, also  the assembly  realized that joint action by the international community was required to combat desertification and drought, particularly in Africa.

WHAT TO DO ON WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT
       1.     Promote to raise public awareness
2.  Support for, international efforts in combating desertification and the effects of drought
3.     Organize educational activities
4.     Distribute posters and postcards, to educational institutions and the public.

THEME FOR WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT 2018
The theme for this year is “Land has true value – Invest in it,” WDCD2018.



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