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The conference is one of the distinct outcomes of the Namib Declaration adopted at the UNCCD COP 11/Decision 36 which emphasized a stronger UNCCD for land degradation neutrality.
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“International Combating Desertification Training” was held in Konya, Mersin, and Adana, Turkey from 30 May to 5 June, 2016.
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Turkey’s General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion will organize a training course on Combating Desertification for experts from Central Asia and the Balkans .
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The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs in Turkey is calling for participation in the above workshop, scheduled from 4-7 October 2016 in Istanbul.
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Berlin, 17 June 2016. China and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification today launched the Joint Action Initiative to combat desertification, rehabilitate degraded land and mitigate the effects of drought (JAI). The initiative aims to make the whole r
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We welcome the joint statement by Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on the World Day to Combat Desertification announcing that Canada intends to r
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Beijing, China, 17 June 2016 – The world needs to improve the way land is evaluated in order to unlock its true potential and reverse the alarming pace of land degradation, like the loss of 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil and 15 billion trees every year
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China and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification today launched the Joint Action Initiative to combat desertification, rehabilitate degraded land and mitigate the effects of drought (JAI). The initiative aims to make the whole region along the “Silk
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Illegal trade in wildlife – the focus of this year’s World Environment Day – is worth about US$15-20 billion every year. Chimpanzees, elephants, gorillas, pangolins and rhinos are among the most trafficked land-based animals. A major weakness in the globa
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It is not a coincidence that the Lake Chad region was the birthplace of Boko Haram, and is the hotbed for the Al Qaeda in the Magreb, said Ms Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, when she briefed the 15-member Security Council about the Peac
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A new book based on the report prepared for the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference was published.
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Ms. Edna Molewa, South Africa’s Minister of Environment, is leading a delegation of ministers to the country’s Eastern Cape region to demonstrate the country’s efforts to rehabilitate degraded land.
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​UNCCD and Global Mechanism have recently published brochures on land degradation neutrality, land and sustainable development goals, and Great Green Wall.
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The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia calls for abstracts for the Conference which will be held in Windhoek from 15-19 August 2016.
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Several achievements in 2015 brought land issues to the forefront of the global sustainable development agenda.
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At its 43rd session, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) decided to prepare a special report on interlinkages between climate change and land degradation.
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Thomas Friedman, renown New York Times journalist, in his op-ed column this week titled “Out of Africa” (link below), recounts what climate change impacts look like for the people of the Sahel.
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The United Nations family celebrated their 20th anniversary in Bonn with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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07/03/2016 - In a powerful joint statement, members of the World Future Council are calling on governments, international organizations, humanitarian actors and civil society to step up action to protect refugee women, children and unaccompanied minors fr
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