The first joint workplan under the MoU was signed in 2011. This workplan catalysed a large number of activities which were reported in detail in annual reports.
The second Joint Work Plan under this MoU was agreed on in July 2015 to guide the partnership with the goal of supporting progress towards policies and programmes that deliver Land Degradation Neutrality through the application of Nature Based Solutions (at national and sub national levels).
IUCN is an institutional observer of the Science Policy Interface of the UNCCD and also a member of the Inter Agency Task Force of the UN Decade on Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (UNDDD).
The Drylands Initiative together with the IUCN commissions has published a technical brief on Land Degradation Neutrality. This technical brief was written primarily for a conservation audience, in an effort to build the case for their engagement in LDN and to highlight potential and shared concerns over the proposed LDN target setting. The links between Combating Desertification and Conserving Biodiversity are discussed in the joint publication “Conserving Dryland Biodiversity”.