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​​Any publication and videos included, and/or opinions expressed on the Twitter feed of the UNCCD do not necessarily reflect the views of the UNCCD secretariat, but remain solely those of the author(s).

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​In Focus

3 September: COP11 Bureau Meeting

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parities of the UNCCD will meet on 3 September, in Bonn, Germany.


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​Recent Events and Ongoing Activities 

25-29 August 2014: Africa Drylands Week

The Second Africa Drylands Week took place in N'Djamena, Chad, last month. Participants focused on the role of sustainable land management in the context of Africa's Year of Agriculture and Food Security.

A brief report by the ENB on the outcomes of the meeting is available here:

The event was co-hosted by the Government of Chad, the African Union institutions, UNCCD secretariat, Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environmet Programme, Economic Commision of West African States, Permanent Interstate Committee on the Control of Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) and World Agroforestry Organization. The First Africa Drylands Week was held on 10-17 June 2011 in Dakar, Senegal.

16-18 July 2014: Second Meeting - Intergovernmental Work Group on the follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

The Second Meeting of the Working Group will take place in Beijing, China. The UNCCD IWG is developing the concept ofland degradation neutrality and options for its implementation.

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Recent Notable Media Articles

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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