The United Nations’ World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda. Its purpose is to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought.
This day was proclaimed on January 30, 1995 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution.
Each annual celebration has a different theme and for 2015 the theme is “Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”
From the Mixfm team, Happy World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to you!