The current results-based framework for the secretariat is presented in its 2012–2015 workplan. The overall aim of the secretariat remains to service the COP and its subsidiary bodies in a manner that enables well-founded decision-making and successful action in advancing the implementation of The Strategy. Particular attention is paid to
(a) Increasing the political momentum: Active promotion of the UNCCD, notably by linking scientific findings with political decision-making, will support growing global commitment to sustainable land management.
(b) Moving towards global target-setting: 2012 national reporting on progress made in meeting the ten-year strategy will lead to the first systematic impact assessment under the UNCCD. Follow up to this assessment and further development of the reporting tools represent opportunities to introduce specific targets for the achievement of concrete results in addressing desertification, land degradation and drought.
(c) Improving conditions for national implementation: Regional cooperation and coordination, efficient information exchange and targeted capacity-building are critical for national success in addressing desertification, land degradation and drought.
In order to efficiently carry out its tasks, the secretariat will improve its knowledge-management functions and place particular emphasis on building and strengthening partnerships with programmes and institutions that have proven capacities to contribute to different aspects of The Strategy.