Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

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01 Oct 2015

The outcomes from the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference are now released!

A new brochure entitled "Climate change and land degradation: Bridging knowledge and stakeholders" has just been published by the UNCCD Secretariat, reflecting the main outcomes from the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. It will be widely distributed during UNCCD COP12 next month in Ankara. Click on the link below to discover it:  


18 Mar 2015

Conference conclusions and report now available

Approximately 300 people attended the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancun. Half of the participants were researchers from scientific institutions, while the other half was composed of government officials and representatives of civil society, intergovernmental and UN organizations. The scientific conference format of the UNCCD is indeed a unique process among (...)


16 Feb 2015

New documents online and updated programme

The detailed conference programme and the list of side-events are now available online. Please visit the "programme" page for more information. New documents have been posted: the conference impulse report, entitled "Climate change and desertification: Anticipating, assessing & adapting to future change in drylands", the book (...)


21 Jan 2015

Media Advisory

The secretariat has issued the call for journalists wishing to participate at the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference and Fourth Session of the UNCCD Committee on Science and Technology.




16 Dec 2014

Practical information now released!

Dear participants, we are pleased to announce that all practical information about the venue and accomodation has now been plubished on the conference website. Visa invitation letters will be sent to registered participants in the coming weeks by the UNCCD Secretariat. You can start planning your trip, please visit the page "Practical information".


07 Nov 2014

Call for side-events and exhibitors now open!

Parties, observers and relevant organizations are encouraged to contribute to the success of the meeting and showcase their work by: Submitting a proposal for a side event Applying for a booth More information, application forms and guidelines on:  UNCCD CST-S4   Requests must be sent to the UNCCD Secretariat by January 9th, 2015.



24 Jul 2014

¡Hola, Cancún!

The 3rd UNCCD International scientific conference will be held in Cancún, at the Cancún Convention and Exhibition Center. Information about accommodation around the venue will be provided soon…