High Level Meeting on National Drought Management and Policy (HMDNP+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.



International Organizing Committee of the HMNDP+10

Concept Note on Organizing HMNDP+10
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Terms of Reference and composition of the IOC
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Resources for IOC members

Link to the IOC SharePoint folder
(Access restricted to IOC members)
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HMNDP+10 Event Timeline

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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