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COP12: Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Ankara, Turkey, 12-23 October 2015

The twelfth session of the Convention's decision-making body, the Conference of the Parties (COP), took place in Ankara, Turkey, from 12 to 23 October 2015. A high-level (ministerial) segment was held during the second week. It was opened by His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey. COP12 received extensive media coverage. The media reports gathered so far are accessible via this link.


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Notable Media Articles

The Land Battle for Sustainable Development, Monique Barbut, Christiana Figueres and Achim Steiner, Project Syndicate, 13 July 2015

Let's grant women land rights and power our future​, Monique Barbut, Inter-Press Service, 4 March 2015. 

Desertification, Monique Barbut, BBC World News - Focus on Africa, 6 February 2015

Du mieux grâce aumigrations, Monique Barbut, Le Huffington Post, 27 December 2014.

Migration for the good, Monique Barbut, HuffingtonPost, 23 December, 2014

Ambitious SDGs are empty without bold action, Monique Barbut, Devex, 12 August 2014

When land is degraded, its people and their prospects are degraded too, Monique Barbut, The Guardian, 8 August 2014

It's time for a global landscape restoration revolution, Monique Barbut and Andrew Steer, Devex, 21 July 2014

Combatting Desertification in the Post-2015 Agenda, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Huffington Post, 17 July 2014

Peak soil threatens future global food security, Reuters, 17 July 2014

Food security is land security, Michael Igoe, Devex, 11 July 2014

All you can eat, the global greed for land, Monique Barbut, Devex, 11 July 2014

Climate Change and desertification a threat to social stability, Monique Barbut, Reuters, 16 April 2014

Intelligent power rationing eases Indian state's irrigation woes, Manipadma Jenna, Reuters, 14 April 2014

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