The permanent secretariat of the Convention was established in Article 23 of the UNCCD. It has been located in Bonn, Germany since January 1999.
In line with Article 23 of the UNCCD, the key function of the secretariat is to serve the sessions of the COP and its subsidiary bodies. This includes a multitude of tasks, ranging from the preparation of substantive documentation to logistical arrangements for the sessions.
The new UNCCD 2018-2030 Strategic Framework is the most comprehensive global commitment to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in order to restore the productivity of the vast expanses of degraded land, improve the livelihoods of more than 1.3 billion people, and reduce the impacts of drought on vulnerable populations. The successful implementation of this strategy requires continued strong core servicing advocacy, agenda-setting and representation functions of the UNCCD secretariat with commensurate capacity and resources in order to support Parties, the COP and the subsidiary bodies of the Convention in fulfilling their respective roles.
P. O. Box 260129 53153 Bonn, Germany
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn, Germany
Telephone No. 00 49 228 815 2800
Fax: 00 49 228 815 2898/99
UNCCD Secretariat Team: https://www.unccd.int/about-us/contact/unccd-secretariat-team