17 June 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 World Day to Combat Desertification

The 2012 celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification, an annual event on 17 June, will focus on the theme “Healthy soil sustains your life: LET’S GO LAND-DEGRADATION NEUTRAL”. In 2012, World Day to Combat Desertification falls three days before the start of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and the global observance is planned to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

date: 17 June 2012   location: Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil   contact: UNCCD Secretariat   phone: +49-228 / 815-2800   fax: +49-228 / 815-2898/99   e-mail: secretariat@unccd.int   www: http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/june17/2012/menu.php