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Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
( UNCCD )

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is an international agreement on good land stewardship. Through partnerships, the Convention’s 197 Parties set up robust systems to manage land degradation and drought promptly and effectively. Good land stewardship based on a sound policy and science helps integrate and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, builds resilience to climate change and prevents biodiversity loss. Land also plays a key role in the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing rural livelihoods and creating green jobs, supporting community resilience and maintaining the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services.

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Head of Organization

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Contact information

Postal Address

UNITED NATIONS
Convention to Combat Desertification
UNCCD Secretariat
P.O. Box 260129
D-53153 Bonn, Germany

Office Locations

UNCCD
UN Campus

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228-815 2800
Fax: +49 (0)228-815 2898/99
Email: secretariat@unccd.int

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