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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17 Jun 2012

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June, was proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1994 (resolution 49/115). On that date, the same year, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification was adopted. States were invited to devote the World Day to promoting awareness of the need for international co-operation to combat desertification and the effects of drought, and on the implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification.

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