UN Convention to Combat Desertification: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Published: June 16, 2020

Every year, the United Nations observes World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17. This year, the day is observed under the theme Theme: Food, Feed Fibre-The links between consumption and land Highlights The World Day to combat Desertification and Drought is observed focusing on changing public attitudes towards land degradation and desertification. ..

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December 5: World Soil Day

Published: December 5, 2019

The World Soil Day was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2013. It was officially adopted through a resolution at the 68th UN General Assembly. Since then every year, the World Soil Day is marked on December 5 by the United Nations all over the world. Theme: Stop Soil ..

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14th UNCCD COP inaugurated at Greater Noida

Published: September 3, 2019

The 12-day 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) inaugurated at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. During the meet, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Prakash Javadekar expressed that mass awareness and public participation is the need of the hour as be it ..

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June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Published: June 18, 2018

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is observed every year on June 17 across to world to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day aims to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. The 2018 Theme of ..

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