2006 - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DESERTS AND DESERTIFICATION

2006 - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DESERTS AND DESERTIFICATION  

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2006 the International Year of Deserts and Desertification. Two photographs, that received awards from the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) by showing the urgency of this problem, were used in the graphic rendering of this theme, highlighting the complexity and gravity of desertification. Nevertheless, in order to offer a more hopeful message and highlight the need to address this issue, colourful flowers and fruit trees are depicted on the two black-and-white photos as a way to symbolize the need for commitment and concrete efforts to effectively combat the phenomenon of desertification.