World Day to Combat Desertification


By LCP Secretariat
June 5, 2017


The Bureau of Soils and Management (BSWM), the United Nations Convention to Combat Disertification (UNCCD) national focal agency, is please to invite you to join us in the celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation to be held on June 15, 2017 at the BSWM Convention Hall.

 

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.  The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality (LDN) is achievable through problem solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

 

To promote public awareness of land degradation and to draw attention to the implementation of the UNCCD in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, the United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June to be "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" (WDCD) in 1994. Since this decision, WDCD has been celebrated on 17 June each year. Many invested organizations celebrate and observe WDCD by organizing a large variety of outreach activities and awareness raising events.

 

To further increase the impact of WDCD, the UNCCD Secretariat invites Country Parties to the Convention, United Nation’s organizations, civil society organizations, international and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to draw attention to land issues and educate the public about effective methods of achieving LDN on 17 June each year.

 

Source: http://www2.unccd.int/17-june-world-day-combat-desertification

Training Program on Project Development and Management (PDM)
June 21, 2017
The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of the Philippines (UP) would like to invite you to our Training Program on Project Development and Management (PDM)on 26-30 June 2017.
UP National Center for Transportatiaon Studies Trainings
June 21, 2017
The UP National Center for Transportation Studies (U.P. NCTS) has envisioned to become an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of transportation studies.
 MEMO
7th Eco Forum 2017: Making Cities More Livable 2nd Series
April 11, 2017
The Bridging Leaders for Sustainable Development (BLSD) and BLSD-Governance and Leadership Institute (BLSD-GLI) in partnership with other stakeholders is inviting LCP member cities to participate in its upcoming 7th Eco Forum 2017 on May 25-27, 2017 at Boracay Eco Village Resort and Convention Center, Boracay, Malay, Aklan.
2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training
April 10, 2017
The League of Cities of the Philippines in partnership with the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) is pleased to invite you to participate at the 2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training-Workshop. This 3-day workshop is in consonance with President Rodrigo R. Duterte's priority programs to address global warming and impacts of climate change.
 FEATURE CITY