World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: 17th June

 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed on 17th June every year. The day is observed to spread awareness among people about the cooperation required to combat desertification and the effects of drought. The World Day to Combat Desertification may be a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification is often effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, which key tools to the present aim lay in strengthened community participation and co-operation in the least levels.

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The theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020: Food. Feed.Fibre. – the links between consumption and land. This year, it is running a campaign under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.” which seeks to teach individuals on the way to reduce their personal impact. This year’s global observance event, hosted by Korea Forest Service, will happen online with a full-day program featuring a spread of exciting events and international talent.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: History

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to market public awareness of the difficulty. The World Day to Combat Desertification may be a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification is often effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, which key tools to the present aim lay in strengthened community participation and co-operation in the least levels.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar.

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