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World Day to Combat Desertification 2009.

The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every year on 17 June. This year, the Day`s theme is "Conserving land and water = Securing our common future." Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) threaten human security by depriving people of their means of life -- by taking away food, access to water, the means for economic activities, and even their homes. In worst-case scenarios, they undermine national and regional security, force people to leave their homes and can trigger low- or high-level intensity conflicts. On this World Day to Combat Desertification, every one should be reminded of threats to soil security unleashed by desertification, land degradation and the effects of drought constitute a peril to securing our common future. The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought, and the implementation of the UNCCD. Last year, more than 40 events took place all over the world. 2009/06/17

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Publication:Moj News Agency (Tehran, Iran)
Date:Jun 17, 2009
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