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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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A recently published JRC study identified the geographic regions that are prone to desertification.
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Family farmers can be startlingly productive. On World Food Day, UNCCD Executive Secretary speaks about the critical role of family farmers in sustainable agriculture and land management..
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"The senior people might have life insurance and pension schemes, but they are more vulnerable to natural disasters than any other group", Monique Barbut, the UNCCD Executive Secretary said on the International Day for Disaster Reduction
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01/10/2014 – The first Executive Secretary of the UNCCD Mr Hama Arba Diallo has passed away this morning at around 1am in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. UNCCD mourns the death of its first Executive Secretary
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At the Climate Summit held in New York, yesterday, many countries and civil society organizations, including private sector, pledged to halve deforestation by 2020
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The high level side event "Sustainable Land Management for Adaptation, Resilience and Food Security", co-organized by the Permanent missions of Qatar, Morrocco, Iceland, and Germany and the UNCCD secretariat was held on the eve of the UN Climate Summit.
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The Secretary General has published his report of the five year implementation of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. The report will be presented to the 69th Session for the General Assembly on Thursday, 16 October 2014, by
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16-18 July 2014 in Beijing, China. Pan Yingzhen, China’s new UNCCD National Focal Point opened the meeting, welcomed all participants and introduced Zhang Yongli, Vice Minister of the State Forestry Administration.
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The recently published ZEF Discussion paper, “Biomass Productivity-Based Mapping of Global Land Degradation Hotspots” shows that land degradation hotpots cover about 29% of global land area and are happening in all agro-ecologies and land cover types.
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“Successful interventions for degraded drylands require holistic approaches that focus on improved income generation from agriculture and alternative livelihood sources” says the recent policy brief from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organiz
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​The members of the panel prepared the first issue of this electronic newsletter to inform the CSOs on about the latest news of their work, the activities related to the convention and other relevant information
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