17 Jun '11, 7am

17 de junho é o Dia Mundial para o Combate à Desertificação.

17 de junho é o Dia Mundial para o Combate à Desertificação.

is observed every year on 17 June all over the world. The aim of the United Nations in designating a day of observance is to sensitize the public and policy makers to the increasing dangers of desertification, land degradation and drought for the international community. The observance events are designed to get everyone to undertake at least one action that year to help minimize the threat highlighted. This being the International Year on Forests (http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/ ), the World Day to Combat Desertification for 2011 will focus specifically on the forests in the drylands areas of the world, guided by the motto: ‘

Full article: http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/june17/2011/menu.php?newch=l

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