Development cooperation

INT/UN Desertification Convention; Finland's assessed contribution


The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which entered into force in 1996 is a legally binding international agreement combining sustainable land use, environment and development issues. UNCCD is one of the so-called Rio environmental conventions, and it aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, particularly in Africa. Currently, there are 197 state parties to the convention. Finland ratified the Convention in 1995.UNCCD web site: The UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP) which meets every two years determines each contracting party's contribution to the core budget by applying the United Nations burden-sharing policy. The contributions for the years 2022 to 2024 were determined by the 15th COP in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in May 2022. Finland's share of the core budget was determined to be 0.407 percent which means EUR 31 319 in the year 2023.

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Funding decision

31 319 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Desertification
  • Aid to environment

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n kuivuus- ja aavikoitumiststo



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