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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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Training on negotiation skills for Central Asian Countries in preparation to UNCCD COP 12 is taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Two days training seminar (27-28 August) for the Central Asian Counties to equip the National Focal points with knowledge and basic negotiation skills for effective COP12 negotiations in October 2015 is currently taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. > more
Hanergy will donate 1 Billion Yuan for Desertification Control to Prevent Minqin from Becoming Second Lop Nor
Hanergy will donate 1 Billion Yuan for Desertification Control to Prevent Minqin from Becoming Second Lop Nor > more
International workshop on combating Desertificaiton and Land Degradation in NEA subregion UNESCAP-East and NEA Asia Office, SFA and UNCCD
To bring together key stakeholders to review subregional activities and develop a practical tool for information sharing and collaboration > 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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