World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated each year on June 17 to make individuals mindful about community participation at all levels in restoring degraded land.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought aims at creating awareness about sustainable development and the welfare of people.
The United Nations General Assembly in December 1994 declared to celebrate this day to spread awareness about the cooperation much needed to combat desertification and drought.
What’s the theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the theme for this special day is “restoration, land and recovery. We build back better with healthy land”. The events and campaign run by the UN this year will focus on how the personal impact of desertification can be reduced worldwide.
What’s the significance of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021?
The day aims at making individuals mindful about community participation at all levels and will help in the executing the plan of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
Restoring degraded land will help in increasing economic supply, creating jobs across the world, raising incomes for individuals and organisations and increase food security.
While working to combat desertification and drought, it will lock away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth and slow the climate change, which has become a big concern these days.