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The theme for the Day this year is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. Water-conscious sustainable land management and striving towards a green economy is a global priority.
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In the lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), major contemporary artists from around the world are mobilizing action around climate change and desertification
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Land Degradation Neutrality is the focus of one of the sessions at the International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, scheduled from 17-21 August 2015 in Moscow
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Wetlands are crucial for life on earth. Saving them is not about just preserving marvels of nature. It is about saving life on Earth.
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We are pleased to announce our first Short-writing Contest. The theme is ‘Land nurturing people nurturing life’
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​Bonn, 23/1/2015. At the third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3) in Bonn, Germany (12 to 17 January 2015) Parties approved the carrying out of a global assessment on la
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The twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12) will be held in Ankara from 12-23 October 2015.
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15 country delegates arrived in Bonn today to launch the much-anticipated Land Degradation Neutrality Project. This ground-breaking initiative will explore and take the world’s first practical steps towards achieving the goal of Land Degradation Neutralit
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​The Thirteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 13) will take place from 25–27 March 2015, in Bonn Germany. The programme of the session is now available.
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In 2015, the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June) will be celebrated with the theme, “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”
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Applications for media accreditation to the Fourth Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology and the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference are now open.
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The ground-breaking Initiative 20 X 20, with its bold target of restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2020, was launched during the Second Global Landscape Forum, held in the sidelines of COP 20 in Lima, Peru
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12/12/2014Ministers and experts at the UNFCCC COP 20 taking place in Peru, yesterday participated in a side event focusing on the use of a common indicator to monitor adaptation among the three Rio Conventions on climate change, ecosystem and sustainable
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Today we celebrate the 1st World Soil Day. It also marks the launch of the 2015 International Year of Soils. Read/watch the message on the significance of "Healthy Soils for Healthy Lives".
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Geneva, 26 November 2014 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 105th session of the IOM Council, the organization’s highes
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The event will take place on 11 December in Lima, Peru. It will respond to the question of how monitoring progress on the Rio Conventions linkages can be achieved.
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University of Ghent in Belgium and its partners will organize the second conference on land degradation from 16-17 June 2015.
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Luc Gnacadja, former UNCCD Executive Secretary, receives the Jeffrey Cook Prize in Desert Architecture
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During the "Planet Plenary" at the IUCN World Parks Congress, being held in Sydney Australia, the heads of the UNCCD and Ramsar Convention on Wetlands made a joint statement towards land degradation neutrality.
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Drylands Ambassador Byong Hyon Kwon has won the China National Friendship Award for his untiring effort to combat desertification in Inner-Mongolia.
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