When: Monday, 17 June, 10:00-12:00hrs
Who: Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Where: NH Hotel Gent Belfort, Ghent, Belgium
The World Day to Combat Desertification, which is held every year on 17 June, is taking place worldwide today, with the global observance being held in Ghent, Belgium. Mr. Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary, will deliver the keynote address at the Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, announce the winners of this year's Land for Life Award and unveil a new programme, the Drylands Champions.