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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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“Too often in the past, we have exploited, ignored and come into conflict with the needs of our environment,” said Khotso Matla, Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation of the Kingdom of Lesotho during the observance of African Environment Day.
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This year's Africa Environment Day, celebrated under the theme Combating Desertification in Africa: Enhancing Agriculture and Food is also an occasion to kick-start the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) observance, which will be held on 17 June.
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The Intergovernmental Working Group to follow up on the Rio+20 outcome over land-degradation neutrality in drylands met for the first time. The meeting concluded with the adoption of its revised TOR.
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Scientists are invited to become members of the newly established Science-Policy Interface (SPI). The application deadline is 6 April 2014.
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The CST Bureau meeting concluded last week; during which it tackled the challenge of operationalizing the new and innovative Science-Policy Interface among others.
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Important agendas were advanced during the CRIC bureau meeting, held from 3-4 February in Bonn.
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​The CSO panel established by the Conference of the Parties at COP11, concluded their first face-to-face meeting today at the UNCCD headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
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​A new publication by the UNCCD examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis.
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Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland, has accepted her designation as Drylands Ambassador of the UNCCD.
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Bonn, 23/12/13. The "Three North Shelterbelt Project" in China is the world’s largest afforestation project. It has restored over 26.47 million hectares of wasteland. If its trees were lined up at three meters apart, they would circle the equator 2,300 ti
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The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security which took place in July 2013 discussed links between land degradation and human security
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​The President of Chad National Assembly and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Forum of the Parliamentarians, Dr. Haroun Kabadi, visited the UNCCD Secretariat today
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UNCCD Executive Secretary addressed participants at the Rio Conventions joint side event held at the fifth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ended in New York yesterday.
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‘Land belongs to the future, let’s climate proof it!’ is the slogan for next year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and drought. It captures the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation for 2014 and underscores the urgent need for action to protect healthy
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Focus on land in adapting or prepare for the imminent social chaos – the choice is ours says UNCCD chief Monique Barbut
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