Dear CSO representatives,

As Desertification and Drought Day is quickly approaching, we are pleased to share
with you the video message of the UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw.
We added all the UN language subtitles.To view the video with a preferred language
subtitle, go to settings/subtitles.

Also attached is the 2021DDD flyer which provides an overview of our campaign and
the 17 June observance event. The campaign materials can be found
here. We look forward to hearing from you about your observance event. Please send
us a brief note with photos so that we can post them on the

Events around the World page.

Thank you again for your commitment and support in the implementation of the UNCCD

We wish you a wonderful Desertification and Drought Day.

Best regards,

Marcos Montoiro
NGO and Civil Society Liaison Officer

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

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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:


Post your events here:


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)

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Dear Sir / Madam,


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and the BIOS Public Association are pleased to invite you to the Consultation and Validation Workshop on the Study on the Disaster Risk Reduction System for Agriculture in Moldova.


The study was carried out under the project “Support for disaster risk assessment in the agricultural sector in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe”.


The above-mentioned study will be discussed and confirmed by the above-mentioned stakeholders at the event.


The event will take place on March 5, 2021 online starting at 10:00.

Agenda of the workshop is attached Agenda_March 05_eng.


For additional information and confirmation of participation Please contact us at 069134294 or e-mail: until March 1. The draft Country-Based Basic Study on Disaster Risk Reduction, Early Warning Systems and Agrometeorological Services in Moldova will be sent to all persons who will confirm participation in the event.


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We express sincere thanks to BIOS partners for cooperation with us in the implementation of projects. We are grateful to all co-organizers of training events and to the contributors of materials published by BIOS for the information of our readers. Our highest appreciation is due to International Land Coalition, which made possible the regular issue of this Bulletin and other activities useful for the population of Moldova.


Elena Bivol, Claudia Partole, Valentin Ciubotaru

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Dear Members of the Accredited CSOs to the UNCCD .

It is our pleasure to share with you the latest issue of our newsletter, that brings news related to land conservation and sustainable use of its resources. This fourth issue includes news and work updates from the CSO networks, Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought (IWG), Science-Policy Interface (SPI), technical guide of FAO-UNCCD process, as well as the CSO panel workplan SEP2020_CSOPanel_Newsletter-1. Stay tuned!

As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods across the planet, many of us continue to cope with the fallout of the pandemic, mobilizing and building action to protect our lands, we would like to continue to compile these inspiring stories so please  do not hesitate to tell us how you carry on with the situation, and how you are able to meet the needs arising among the communities you work with.

We look forward to staying in touch with you!

Your CSO Panel.


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Dear colleagues,

Please find attached the Summary Report of Thematic Meeting #2 “Enablers for integrating land tenure into land degradation neutrality” held on 21 August 2020 Summary report 21Aug meeting. I also attach the presentation Presentation-FAO_21August_Enablers and the preparatory note for ease of reference Preparatory note for participants 21-08-2020.add.

Thank you for your contributions. We will continue to integrate also your inputs received in writing into the ongoing work for the Technical Guide.

Best regards

Stefan Schlingloff

FAO, Land and Water Division

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Welcome to this new issue of the CSO panel JUNE-2020-CSO-Panel-Newsletter3.

We hope it finds you in good health. As everyone begins to take stock of the crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as many of us reflect on how to build « the day after », it remains imperative to continue mobilization and action to protect lands, that is the support of biodiversity,source of our food, and indispensable for our health.

The celebration of 17 June « Desertification and Drought Day » is an opportunity to make noise about the situation of drylands. This year, the theme chosen by the UNCCD secretariat « Food.Feed.Fibre » invites us to question the impact of our consumption practices, particularly for our food and clothing, on the land. Many of you are also taking advantage of this day to raise awareness and make your messages heard by governments. Do not hesitate to share your experiences with the entire CSO community!

Finally, in this newsletter, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jiajia Luo, as alternate CSO Observer to the SPI, and the launch of the new CSO panel website. We look forward to staying in touch with you!

Your CSO Panel


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