High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy +10

Building Drought Resilience through Knowledge - Policy - Practice

(Drought Resilience +10)



In 2013, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with a number of UN agencies, international and regional organizations and key national agencies organized the High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policy (HMNDP) in Geneva from 11 to 15 March 2013. The theme of the HMNDP was “Reducing Societal Vulnerability – Helping Society (Communities and Sectors).” For more information please visit the WMO HMNDP web page.

Now in 2023, 10 years later, many drought management initiatives and partnerships have been created based on the 2013 conference. Significant progress has been made worldwide with shifting from a reactive, crisis oriented, to a proactive, forward-looking approach to integrated drought management. However, we are seeing that, overall, drought risk is increasing in the world. Drought events are becoming more frequent and intense, vulnerable populations and ecosystems are underrepresented in management decisions, and often political attention and finance are lagging behind what would be needed to increase drought resilience globally. 

The Drought Resilience +10 conference is going to bring countries together to review progress and lessons learnt, and to explore and define a joint way forward towards a drought-resilient world. For more information on Drought Resilience +10, please have a look at the concept note.

How are we preparing for this milestone conference? Please check out our Roadmap to Drought Resilience +10 below!



International Organizing Committee of the Drought Resilience +10 conference

Resources for IOC members

Concept Note on Organizing Drought Resilience +10
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Terms of Reference and composition of the IOC
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Roadmap to Drought Resilience +10

May 11
UNCCD COP-15 Drought Day

Session: Towards a High-level Meeting on Drought 2023 (HMNDP 2013+10)

Date: 11 May 2022

Place: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire


August 31
SIWI World Water Week

Session: Co-implementing Integrated Drought Management: The next decade

Date: 31 August 2022

Place: Stockholm, Sweden



February 7-10
International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG)

Consultation meeting on national drought policy and action

Date: February 2023

Place: Cabo Verde

March 22 - 24
UN 2023 Water Conference

Date: 22-24 March 2023

Place: New York, USA


April - May
Regional workshops and consultations on national drought policy Africa / Central and South America / Europe and Asia

Date: April/ May 2023

Place: Zambia, Colombia, Türkiye

October - November
High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy 2023 – Knowledge, Policy, Action

Date: October/November 2023

Place: TBD

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