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Observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification 2018: "Land has true value. Invest in it"

By Jemar G. Raquid & Baldwin M. Pine
May 23, 2018

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed every year on 17th of June. The Philippines as one of the Country Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is actively participating on the observance through holding of activities that promotes awareness and advocacy towards a long-term sustainable land management (SLM).

This year’s theme “Land has true value. Invest in it” urges everyone to move away from unsustainable use of land and make a difference by investing in the future of land.

We are encouraged to display a tarpaulin that signifies our support to the WDCD.

For queries, please contact OIC, Director Angel C. Enriquez, CESO III, the UNCCD National Focal Point (Tel No. 920 4382) or Engr. Samuel M. Contreras, the UNCCD Science and Technology Correspondent (Tel No. 923 0459; email address:

The design is available for download here.

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