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Russia joins the Northeast Asia DLDD Network

The Russian Federation has joined the Northeast Asia Network for DLDD (DLDD-NEAN) as of 13 July 2020. DLDD-NEAN, an official reporting entity, is a sub-regional cooperation platform for the implementation of the UNCCD in Northeast Asia. The network was launched at the UNCCD COP10 in Changwon, with Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea as founding members. All members of DLDD-NEAN welcome Russia as the new member of the network. Russia’s participation in the network will contribute to reinforcing regional cooperation including combating desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), sand and dust storms (SDS), achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN) in the region and boosting joint activities within the network. This affiliation will also facilitate further interregional cooperation and partnerships, strengething ties between regional annexes and the Convention. Since its inception, the network has served as a platform for promoting regional cooperation, focusing especially on knowledge and information sharing, technical cooperation, and a joint forestry project. The network holds an annual Steering Committee meeting and forum as main operational process.  The network is seeking membership expansion to further strengthen regional cooperation to address DLDD and SDS issues in the region and share best practices with the international community.

Russia joins the Northeast Asia DLDD Network
International Youth Day 2020

Today is International Youth Day! It is the opportunity to salute the incredible work done on the ground by young people all around the world who take concrete actions to improve livelihoods in their communities, achieve peace and food security, and build a brighter future through sustainable land management and landscape restoration.  To give you an idea of what youth empowerment and commitment can achieve in all parts of the world , we present the following virtual events: Panel discussion “Sustainable food production and consumption” Moderated by the Youth Caucus, featuring four young women presenting the situation in their respective countries, discussing plant-based diet, food waste, the importance of education to reduce child obesity, and more.   At 16:00 CET on our Facebook page Land Heroes Recognition session – Ciencia Mágica from Mexico UNCCD and CONAFOR will hand out a certificate to Alondra Jazmín Fraustro Cardiel, co-founder of Ciencia Mágica for her impactful work with students and families in reconnecting communities with nature and reflect on sustainable agriculture, as well as reducing food waste by making home-made products out of fruits peels. At 5:00 CET on Ciencia Mágica Facebook page .What can YOU do? – Land Heroes give you tips! Land Heroes make a difference every day, through their actions. Some of them grow trees, others implement green energy systems, and some even see art material where others see trash! ** Coming up soon: the Land Heroes Series! **  A series of webinars featuring Land Heroes sharing their vision and experiences to a live audience. Comments and questions are welcome… stay tuned to be inspired and become part of the solution! “Nuclear Disarmament is the only route to World Peace” Land Hero Kehkashan Basu is celebrating the founding of her organization Green Hope today, with an International Sustainability Debate on the motion “Nuclear Disarmament is the only route to World Peace. At 17:00 CET on Green Hope Facebook page {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/N7OHcsxFLyQ.jpg?itok=qCZ-cXzz","video_url":"https://youtu.be/N7OHcsxFLyQ","displayed_as_thumbnail":0,"image_style":"","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":1},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive, autoplaying).",[]]}

International Youth Day 2020
UNCCD podcast series: new episode

The third episode features Mr. Bongani Simon Masuku, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kingdom of eSwatini, UNCCD National Focal Point and the UNCCD SPI member/observer, discussing  land tenure, drought and job opportunities in Africa

UNCCD podcast series: new episode