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CRIC15: Fifteenth session of the Committee for the Review of Implementation of the Convention, Nairobi, Kenya, 17-21 October 2016

The fifteenth session of the Convention's subsidiary body that assists the Parties to  plan for and review the reports of work submitted by Parties, known as the Committee for the Review of Implementation of the Convention (CRIC), will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 21 October 2016. Details of the meeting and the facilities accessible to the media will be posted soon. 

A press conference will be held on Tuesday morning, 18 Octoer 2016 at 09:30-10:00am am at the Press Room of the United Nations Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Online registration is open until Monday 6pm via the UNIC webportal via this link:

For questions about registration contact: Janice Nduati,
Regarding the content of the meeting, contact, Wagaki Wischnewski,

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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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