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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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09/07/14 - Held at Caux, Switzerland in the first week of July, the 2014 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security focused on the linkage between land and security. Participants discussed how climate change is aggravating stress on land use, while degrading land
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UNCCD Executive Secretary Ms Monique Barbut meets Palestinian Prime Minister Prof. Rami Hamdallah during mission to Ramallah, Palestine, 12 June 2014
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The global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification will take place in Washington DC from 9AM today. You can watch the event via web-cast.
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he UN-led partnership the Equator Initiative announced the 35 local communities which will receive the Equator Prize 2014 for their achievements in advancing sustainable development solutions…
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Join our campaign with a call to climate proof your land! Post a picture #climateproofmyland and join our thunderclap for 17 June
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The focus of the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is the sustainable development of the SIDS. World Environment Day this year aims to celebrate the contribution of SIDs to the world. To appreciate their true value, it is worth c
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​Increasing demand for food and other agricultural products will put great strains on land, water, energy and other resources in the coming years, and also heavily impact greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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Small Island Developing states (SIDS) are highly vulnerable to climate change. Thanks to their proactiveness, there is no letup in the global fight to contain greenhouse gasses. But taking measures to pre-empt the negative impacts of climate change and bu
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Bonn, 19/05/14 - South Sudan is now the 194th Party to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, after the end of the 90 day period since depositing its instrument of accession with the UN Secretary General on 17 February 2014.
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Can you imagine a world without migratory birds? If not, think again. In 2012, one billion people crossed international borders for tourism. Such is our fascination with nature. But each year, billions of migratory birds undertake a hazardous migratory jo
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​The Veolia Environment Institute, together with ADF, IUCN, UNCCD and US DELS, will host an international conference on Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration from 29-30 May 2014 in Washington DC, United States.
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More than 100 students from the Republic of Korea and People’s Republic of China, together with the All China Youth Federation, planted 10,000 willow tree saplings on the edge of Kubuqi desert in China in the against fight against sand encroachment on nea
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Approximately 1,000 km from the North Pole where there is no sun during the four months of winter, an inestimable wealth of future plant life is being amassed.
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​Bonn, Germany, 19 March 2014: Private sector actions to support sustainable land stewardship progressed following a meeting to consider ways and means to support decision making for sustainable land management and use.
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Message from UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique Barbut on the occasion of International Women's Day 2014
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