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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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The 1st Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia-Pacific, May 19-20, 2015, Thailand
This forum was aimed at environmental aspect of sustainable development facing Asia Pacific countries > more
Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development
The Asia-Pacific High-Level Consultation on Financing for Development, co-sponsored and co-organized by UNESCAP, Government of Indonesia, The Russian Government, UNDP, ADB/Institute and Green Technology Centre of Korea, held on April 29-30, 2015 in Jakart > more
The International Water Forum, on April 2-3, 2015 at Mizan Business Centre, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Focusing on the Important Aspects of Rational and Effective Use of Water Resources and Environment Protection, organized by Ministry of Nature Protection and Ministry of Water Economy, Government of Turkmenistan > 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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