17 June is observed as a World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on 17th June every year. The day aims to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, and highlight methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought.

Theme for 2021 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land”.

History

In the year 1994, the UN General Assembly declared 17th June the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to market public awareness of the difficulty. The World Day to Combat Desertification may be a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification is often effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, which key tools to the present aim lay in strengthened community participation and co-operation in the least levels.

17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought