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This year's Africa Environment Day, celebrated under the theme Combating Desertification in Africa: Enhancing Agriculture and Food is also an occasion to kick-start the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) observance, which will be held on 17 June.
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Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland, has accepted her designation as Drylands Ambassador of the UNCCD.
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Over 2000 delegates attending UNCCD’s COP11 came to the Rio Conventions Pavilion and joined in the conversation on synergistic approaches to achieving a land-degradation neutral world and supporting sustainable livelihoods. The dialogues ranged from tar
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UNCCD in the Rio+20 Process
 
The SuRio+20.jpgbmission of the UNCCD Secretariat to the Preparatory Process for RIO+20
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UNCCD Submission to Rio+20

The UNCCD has made an official submission calling for a bold set of actions to be endorsed at the Rio+20 conference.

“We therefore stress that the time has come for the international community to commit itself to a land degradation neutral world by setting sustainable development goals on land use, with targets towards achieving zero-net land degradation.”
 
 --Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20”, Addis Ababa, 25 October 2011. See also the  Chair’s Summary form the President of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly.
 
Read the UNCCD submission to the zero draft The Future We Want.
 
An Executive Summary of the issues is presented in Land and soil in the context of a green economy for sustainable development, food security and poverty eradication.
 
Paragraphs 92 and 93 of the zero-draft document, The Future We Want, under consideration for the Rio+20 Conference is dedicated solely to the future we want on land degradation.
 

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