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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 17

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed annually on June 17th to raise awareness about the challenges of desertification, land degradation, and drought, as well as to promote actions to combat these environmental issues. This day highlights the importance of sustainable land management practices and their role in preventing desertification, restoring degraded land, and mitigating the impacts of drought.

By celebrating this day, the international community reaffirms its commitment to addressing land degradation, promoting soil health, and protecting ecosystems. It underscores the need to protect the Earth’s valuable land resources and ensure the well-being of current and future generations in the face of environmental challenges.


June 17
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