In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to promote public awareness of the issue.
The World Day to Combat Desertification is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, and that key tools to this aim lay in strengthened community participation and co-operation at all levels.
The slogan for World Day to Combat Desertification 2019 is Let’s grow the future together!.
India will host the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), from 7 to 18 October 2019, in New Delhi.
Source: DD News
Important Takeaways for IBPS RRB/ RRB NTPC Exams:
- Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar