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Strengthening regional cooperation to address environmental concerns in South Eastern Europe
On March 31st – April 1st 2014 in Podgorica, Montenegro the Environmental and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) embarked on a new decade in South Eastern Europe > more
Registrations are now open for the conference “Land as a resource” in Brussels, 19 June 2014
The European Commission will host a conference on sustainable land management “Land as a resource” on 19 June 2014 in Brussels > more
UN Commemoration of World Water Day 2014 in Asia-Pacific region
Reaffirming the importance of water and energy as lifelines for sustainable growth and prosperity in the region > more
The first G8 Food Security Working Group Meeting
On February 27-28th the first G8 Working Meeting on Food Security within the framework of the Russia's G8 Presidency was held in Moscow > 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
Russia responses to the aggravating desertification processes through establishment of UNCCD center
Minister of natural resources and environment of the Russian Federation instructed relevant departments and organizations to investigate a possibility to create a national center of the UNCCD. > 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
Enhancing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involvement in the UNCCD process
The representatives of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) expressed the importance of more active participation of civil society in the regional network of the UNCCD. > more
New e-learning courses and support to the 2014 reporting process
The UNCCD Secretariat is offering e-learning courses for National Focal Points. > 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
The Briefing Session on Regional Cooperative Mechanism for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning
Identifying regional cooperative mechanism for disaster risk reduction > more
TheStatus of Environment in Chile launched on 17 December
The director of the School of Public Policies of the University of Chile Mr. Nicolo Gligo launched a comprehensive document The status of the Environment in Chile. The document comprises a critical and detailed analysis of the different environmental sect > more
UNCCD at the 33rd International Book Fair of Santiago de Chile
The United Nations System in Chile is participating in the 33rd International Book Fair of Santiago de Chile which takes place from 25th October to 10th November 2013. During these days, several UN agencies will distribute publications and materials to th > more
The Letter of Sobral highlights the value of the drylands in Latin American and Caribbean
The First Scientific Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative on Science and Technology (ILACCT) that was held in the city of Sobral, State of Ceara, Brazil on 28-30 August 2013. The Conference brought together more than 400 participant > 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
New publication on SLM funding opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe
A new publication, called “Funding Opportunities in the Field of SLM for the Annex V Countries of the UNCCD,” has been recently prepared and released by the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD. > 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
​ESCAP/ADB/UNDP assessment shows mixed regional progress towards MDGs.
The tripartite regional partnership on the MDGs consisting of ESCAP, ADB and UNDP launched their latest assessment of regional progress towards the MDGs on 17 February 2012 in New Delhi, India.. > 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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