“40% of all interstate conflicts over the last 60 years are associated with land and other natural resources”, Ms Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, has highlighted during a high-level event in Rome, Italy on the global security implications of land degradation.
The Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention will convene its thirteenth session (CRIC 13) in Bonn, Germany, from 25 to 27 March 2015.
2015 is a critical year for the global sustainable development agenda. At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012, the international community established an Open Working Group (OWG) to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015.
The Global Mechanism’s new Liaison Office on Land, Security and Resilience (LLSR) was officially inaugurated on 17 June, during a special event organized to mark this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD). The Office is housed at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.