Solidarité Canada Sahel

In June 1997, Solidarité Canada Sahel, its member organizations and more than thirty cities and municipalities in Québec were giving a head start to the creation of an international network of cities committed to suport and defend the struggle against desertification by proclaiming June 17 the International Day of Struggle against Desertification.

As we are speaking, more than a hundred mayors in Québec, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have joined the ranks, expressing the importance to mobilize the support of the international community to counteract the devastating effects of the process of desertification of arable land.