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The grass is greener: rehabilitating the Syrian BadiaThe Syrian steppe or ‘Badia’ covers 10 million hectares of central and eastern Syria. Characterized by poor soils and low rainfall, it is suitable only for grazing by small ruminants, equines and camels.

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Contact Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) for Asia
 YANG Youlin
Regional Coordinator
Tel: +66 2 288 2559

KIM Kihyun
Programme Officer
Tel: +66 2 288 2560

Add.: United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Ave.
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 288 3065
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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 Briefing Session on Regional Cooperative Mechanism for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning
Identifying regional cooperative mechanism for disaster risk reduction > 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
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Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in Asia

Desertification manifests itself in many different forms across the vast Asian continent. Out of a total land area of 4.3 billion hectares, Asia contains some 1.7 billion hectares of arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid land reaching from the Mediterranean coast to the shores of the Pacific.

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Asia: Regional cooperation

The Convention‘s Regional Implementation Annex for Asia recognizes these particular conditions. It calls for activities at the national, subregional, and regional level in the form of coordinated and integrated action programmes.

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