Cairo, Egypt – A regional workshop on the reporting requirements under the new UNCCD 2018-2030 Strategic Framework took place on 6–9 May, 2018, bringing together delegates from sixteen Arab States and representatives of international organizations to discuss the technical aspects of reporting.
The workshop also provided a platform to address regional issues, defining a way forward on topics of drought, sand and dust storms, as well as the capacity-building needs of the region. The outcomes of the workshop received a positive feedback from participants, who encouraged similar initiatives in the future for better implementation of the Convention.
The training concludes the series of regional events organized by the UNCCD to ensure a successful national reporting process. The workshop in Cairo was organized by the UNCCD secretariat, the League of Arab States, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development and the Global Mechanism of UNCCD in collaboration with the Un Environment and the Global Environment Facility. The representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme also attended.