2006 is the International Year of Deserts and Desertification, as designated by the 58th session of the UN General Assembly. World Environment Day on 5 June 2006 and will focus exclusively on this topic. This is the International Year's official website. It contains a brief introduction to deserts and desertification, but it is mainly a source of information on all upcoming events around the world. These include conferences, exhibitions, and new books.