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2010–2020: UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification


With more lands around the world facing increasing deterioration and degradation, the United Nations General Assembly declared the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification. More about the purpose >>

Photo: Dipesh C. ShahGlobal Value

Drylands are home to 2.1 billion people; for every three people, one calls drylands home. Drylands meet the basic needs of a significant proportion of the world, but are under threat. More about the global value >>

Photo: Debashis MukherjeeWhy Now?

Drylands take up 41.3% of the land surface. This is a significant proportion of our land as is evident from in the map on drylands that is included in this kit. So would it matter if drylands did not exist? More about why now >>

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