14/12/2012 - Young
people around the world have taken on the initiative to speak on behalf of the
land and soil. Launching the campaign titled, “going land-degradation neutral,”
in Bonn, Germany, at the annual conference of the Bonn International Model
United Nations (BIMUN/SINUB) yesterday afternoon, Mr. Julian Nelting,
Secretary-General of BIMUN called on his fellow youth to take on the fight
campaign, Ms. Wagaki Mwangi, UNCCD, read a message from the land and soil,
calling on young people to speak on its behalf.
The Youth4Land campaign is part of the United Nations Decade for Deserts
and the fight against Desertification. Youth4Land raises awareness about the
global issues of land degradation and desertification among young people and
popularizes the idea of a ‘land degradation neutral’ world which prominent
leaders have decided on at the Rio+20 Conference.
Young people should be more conscious about the consequences of land
degradation, since they, and generations to come, will be able to feel the
effects of this in future. To spread the word about these issues, we call on
all young people worldwide to go to our website, Facebook and Twitter and
ensure that the campaign will go viral!
You have a choice: together we can stop land degradation!