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National Stakeholder Dialogue on Drought Management in Ukraine
Second National Stakeholder Dialog on drought management took place on December 12 in Ukraine > more
Five Central Asian countries agreed to support the ELD initiative in Central Asia
At the meeting of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development in Central Asia countries representatives supported the launch of the initiative "Economics of Land Degradation" in the region > more
Asia-Pacific Regional Training Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning
The workshop to foster the awarness of drought and stress the importance of early warning with advanced system > more
Call for Proposals for Collaborative Research at Eurasian Center for Food Security in Moscow, Russia
Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) offers a travel support to international and Russian researches to undertake collaborative research > more
Concept to combat land degradation and desertification in Ukraine
Ukraine approves a Concept to combat land degradation and desertification in the country > more
Scientific conference “Afforestation and desertification 2014”, 21 October 2014, Moscow, Russia
Scientists have discussed ways to combat desertification and land degradation on a conference “Afforestation and desertification 2014” in Moscow, Russia > more
UNCCD Asia-Pacific RCU’s Participation in UNESCAP’s 70th Commission Session
The 70th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was held in Bangkok from 4-8 August 2014. > more
Regional Conference “Economics of Land Degradation” in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 1-2 August 2014
The regional conference provided a good platform for the participants to discuss a proposal for developing a regional study on ELD in Central Asia. > more
International Training Course on “Combating Desertification”, 16-20 September 2014, Konya, Mersin, Turkey
Apply for the international training programme on land rehabilitation/combating desertification and forestry in Turkey by 15 August 2014. > more
International conference “Economics of Land Degradation in Central Asia”, 1-2 August, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Experts on economic valuation of ecosystem services will gather in Ashgabat to share experience and discuss priorities of combating desertification in Central Asia. > more
ESCAP news on drought monitoring and early warning > more
The World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June in Central and Eastern Europe
See how Central and Eastern Europe celebrated the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June > more
Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Information System for Improving Disaster Risk Preparedness and Management in Asia and the Pacific, 26-27 June, Bangkok
Focusing on improving disaster risk preparedness and strengthening cooperation > more
​​The Republic of Korea celebrates the 2014 WDCD
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) joined the celebration of the 2014 WDCD by hosting the International Symposium on Combating Desertification and organizing a tree-planting ceremony in Mongolia > more
Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism on ASEAN- UN Partnership,20th June, Bangkok
Stressing the need for all agencies to do collectively and Paying attention to accountability with national governments > more
Video celebrating the WDCD
Created by Kuwait for comemorating the World Day to Combat Desertification > more
The World Day to Combat Desertification in Uzbekistan,17th June
Combining joint efforts of national stakeholders for mainstreaming SLM approach and practices to ensure resilience against desertification, land degradation, drought and climate changing. > more
National Seminar for Commenmorating the WDCD in Thailand
Reviewing current DLDD issue and encouraging active collboration at all levels > more
The European Commission - moving towards a land-degradation-neutral world
In the latest Communication the European Commission recognizes desertification, land degradation and droughts as one of global pressing concerns. > more
Training workshop on the 2014 national reporting, Szentendre, Hungary, May 20-22
On May 20-22 the training workshop on UNCCD national reporting was held at the Head Office of the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in the city of Szentendre, Hungary > more
Nadi Subregional Workshop on 2014 Reporting Exercise Training for the Pacific May 12-14, 2014, Tanoa Intl Hotel, Nadi Fiji.
Aiming at the UNCCD reporting and review process NAP alignment for the Pacific Island countries > more
The training workshop for the 2014 reporting exercise Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 7-9 May 2014
Focusing on the 2014 reporting exercise for the country Parties of the Regional Implementation Annex for Asia of the UNCCD > more
Turkey’s response to UNCCD 10 Year Strategy is under preparation
Combating erosion and desertification has been a major issue for Turkey for several decades. Today, Turkey is on the verge of reflecting this experience into its national strategy on combating desertification and erosion > more
The CONALDES contributes to the development and updating of the National Strategy to Combat Desertification and Drought, as well as the National Action Program in Peru.
Lima, 14 February 2014 - . Starting today the Ministry of Environment will chair the National Commission to Combat Desertification and Drought (CONALDES), a Multisectoral Commission which aims to contribute to the implementation of the Policy and Strateg > more
RCU and IOM met in Chile / UCR y la OIM se reúnen en Chile
The International Organization for Migration (OIM) Head of Mission Mr. Norberto Girón and the UNCCD RCU Coordinator Mr. Heitor Matallo had a meeting on February 4th, 2014 at the RCU offices in the ECLAC premises in Santiago de Chile. > more
Sortie des premières promotions du Mastère en Sécurité Alimentaire /Graduation of the first sets of Masters in Food Security and Nutrition
36 étudiants formés par le Centre Régional AGRHYMET. La cérémonie officielle de sortie a eu lieu le 23 janvier 2013 au Centre Régional AGRHYMET (CRA). > more
Awareness raising during the Science Day in Chile
The school Sagrados Corazones de Providencia celebrated the Science Day (9 October) with an intense activity dedicated to Desertification. The LAC RCU has been invited to make a presentation on the UNCCD issues as well as to disseminate materials related > more
FAO and the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation signed an agreement for South-South cooperation in LAC
The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCI) signed an agreement to further strengthen their joint efforts in LAC on September 22nd 2013 at the FAO premises in Santiago > more
The First Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean opened in Montevideo, Uruguay
The First session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean was opened in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the presence of the President of Uruguay and also the presence of representatives from 30 Latin American > more
FAO celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People in Chile
On August 9, the FAO in Chile invited all the UN agencies in Chile to celebrate the "United Nations’ International Day of the World's Indigenous People". The observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is aimed at promoting the r > more
Celebration of the World Day to Combat desertification with school girls at Liceo A 100 San Miguel
The LAC-RCU and UNESCO attended a meeting at the Liceo A 100 at the San Miguel neighborhood in Santiago de Chile to celebrate the WDCD (June 17th). Following the celebrations held in 2012 in the same school, this year the activities comprised a > more
Observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification in the community of Mincha Sur
The National Forestry Commission of Chile (CONAF) and the LAC-RCU celebrated the WDCD in a small agricultural community located in the heart of the arid zone, 250 km northern far from Santiago de Chile, on the 21st of June. The agricultural community of M > more
Celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification in the Chilean National Congress
Today an important meeting was held in the National Congress of Chile to celebrate the World day to Combat Desertification. The meeting has been organized by the Permanent Commission on Water Resources, Desertification and Drought (CWDD). The President of > more
International Institutions cooperating for a new initiative for Latin America and Caribbean
The Institute for Research (IRD) and development form France, the ECLAC, the Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE) from Brazil, the Argentinian Institute for Drylands from Argentina and the LAC- RCU (UNCCD) met on 10-11 June in Santiago > more
Land Day 6
Land Day 6, on the theme, “Land Degradation Neutrality - A Response to the 2020 Aichi Targets,” will take place on Monday, 15 October 2012 at the Rio Conventions Pavilion in Hyderabad, India. > more
CSO accreditation "Maintaining your observer status under the UNCCD"
1/03/2012: The UNCCD secretariat, following decision 5/COP10, is requesting the accredited civil society organizations to confirm their interest to continue being observers to the COP. > more
"Tomorrow Today. Learning to build a sustainable future"
Through education about desertification, land degradation and drought we learn mundate things such as the nuances between deserts and desertification. We learn also how to address desertification and land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought > more
Buenos Aires named World Book Capital 2011
The city of Buenos Aires was selected for the quality and variety of its proposed programme > more
Climate change and drylands
Policy brief for the Commission on Climate Change and Development > more
Reducing Global Warming:The Potential of Organic Agriculture
Rodale/FiBL policy brief > more
Agriculture and Food Security in Africa’s Drylands:
Meeting the realities of small-scale farmers > more
Spreading the word:
Lessons in networking and using media to advocate for sustainable land use in the drylands > more
Copyright for Librarians
Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Launch "Copyright for Librarians", an Online Open Curriculum on Copyright Law > more
Human and socioeconomic consequences of desertification
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Servicio de Publicaciones, 2009; 276p > more
Land Administration for Sustainable Development
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) new publication > more
Climate change in the African drylands
Options and opportunities for adaptation and mitigation > more
World Book Summit
The day after tomorrow
A handbook on the future of economic policy in the developing world > more
Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature
A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB > more
The Role of the Desertification Convention in the Early 21st Century
Bo Kjellen > more
Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response
Prepared by the Environment Management Group > more
The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought
Toward an Integrated Global Assessment - ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 150 > more
Summary of Ministerial Meeting on Forests at FAO
The Ministerial Meeting on Forests and the seventeenth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Forestry were held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 14-19 March 2005. The meetings attracted over 600 participants from gove > more
Regional workshop on scientific research plans in Khartoum, Sudan
Desertification is a major environmental and a socio-economic problem with negative effects on the livelihood of the population in the arid, semiarid and dry sub-humid regions of the world in general and the developing countries in particular. It degrades > more
Overview of the World's Commodity Exchanges
Taking a new look at commodity issues. The role of commodities in the development process was the topic for the second day of the UNCTAD Commission on Trade in Goods, Services and Commodities, meeting in Geneva from 6 to 10 February. > more
Overview of the World' s Commodity Exchanges
Taking a new look at commodity issues. The role of commodities in the development process was the topic for the second day of the UNCTAD Commission on Trade in Goods, Services and Commodities, meeting in Geneva from 6 to 10 February. > more
Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy
Related to the Financial Perspectives 2007-2013, the European Commission DG Development adopted on 25 January 2006 seven thematic programmes. These are complementary to the geographical programmes also proposed by the EC. One of these thematic programmes > more
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
by Lester R. Brown > more
2nd World Water Development Report
This brochure presents the upcoming 2nd United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR2) entitled 'Water, a Shared Responsibility', which will be launched on World Water Day, 22 March 2006, at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City, Mexico > more
"Desertification- Averting a Looming Disaster".
Publication of SangSaeng Vol.15 > more
Global Deserts Outlook
Assessment report > more
The Water Atlas
Traditional knowledge to combat desertification > more
Climate and Land Degradation
Environmental Science and Engineering Series > more
One Planet, Many People
Atlas of Our Changing Environment > more
World Book and Copyright Day - April 23
World Book and Copyright Day - proclaimed by UNESCO in 1996 > more
Trends in Sustainable Development 2008-2009
Agriculture, Rural development, Land, Desertification, Drought > more
The Future of Arid Lands-Revisited
A Review of 50 Years of Drylands Research > more
More than rain
Identifying pathways for climate change and poverty reduction > more
Global assessment of land degradation and improvement
Identification by remote sensing GLADA report No.5 > more
Directory of Open Access Journals
Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals > more
Forced Migration Review
Climate Change and Displacement > more
People in Marginal Drylands
Managing Natural Resources to Improve Human Well-being > more
Chad Parliamentarians in Bonn for a working session
The Hon. Dr. Haroun Kabadi, President of the National Assembly of Chad and Chair of the Steering Committee of the UNCCD Parliamentarian Forum led a delegation of Parliamentarians, from Chad, to meet Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja at the UNCCD offices. > more

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