The 2021 Desertification and Drought Day on 17 June will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. It can also lessen the impacts of climate change and underpin a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to join our fun-packed and educative celebration of this year’s Desertification and Drought Day. There is something for everyone – from heads of state to children.

We are also inviting you to share the program with your colleagues, friends, family and partners, and invite them to join in. The program will feature live virtual events and an online program streamed via UNCCD social media.

Virtual events 

  • World leader’s high-level forum, titled, “Restoration. Land. Recovery.” convened by the President Carlos of Costa Rica (Streamed via Facebook)
  • Launch of the Global Assessment Report on Drought by renown subject experts. Register here: Webinar

Online Programme 

  • A talk show
  • Music, film and dance shows
  • Children’s program with a music presentation and a one-day challenge for children
  • Thematic panels
  • Announcement of the winner of the Land for Life Award
  • Video messages from special guests
  • Media Assets

A run-down of the full day program and products will be available here:


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The event will be streamed via the UNCCD Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts. @unccd 








The event will be stream via the UNCCD Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts. @unccd

Learn more about Desertification and Drought Day 2021 and its theme “Restoration.Land.Recovery: We build back better with healthy land.”


Marcos Montoiro
NGO and Civil Society Liaison Officer

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Valentin Ciubotaru

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