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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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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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