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3 Workshops in Cambodia on SLM finance
28 October 2014 - 04 November 2014
The GM is organizing three separate workshops in Cambodia over the course of the coming week, aimed at stepping up implementation of the UNCCD in the region. The first is a technical training...
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  • Great Green Wall launches web-platform
    18 November 2014

    The Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahara and Sahel (GGWSSI) Africa’s flagship initiative in fighting poverty, climate change and natural resource degradation is launching a dedicated online knowledge platform.

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  • CFS endorses ‘Principles for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems’
    23 October 2014

    The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has adopted the voluntary Principles for Responsible Investments in Agriculture and Food Systems during its 41st session, in a move which promises to advance efforts in achieving sustainable food and nutrition security for all humanity.

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  • FAO calls for “paradigm shift” towards sustainable agriculture and family farming
    08 October 2014

    FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called for a "paradigm shift’’ to lower the use of agricultural inputs, especially water and chemicals and thereby put agriculture, forestry and fisheries on a more sustainable and productive long-term path. 

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  • New Partnership established with the Foundation for Sustainable Development
    01 October 2014

    At the margins of the annual conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP7), held from 8-12 September 2014 in Costa Rica, the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD and the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding sealing their commitment to work in partnership to facilitate the transition to land degradation neutrality.   

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  • GM Liaison Office at FAO officially inaugurated
    19 June 2014

    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.

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  • World Day to Combat Desertification
    16 June 2014

     Every year on 17 June, the global community celebrates the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD). The theme of this year's WDCD is “Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof It” and focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation.    

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There is a growing recognition that diaspora migrant groups across the globe have a key role to play as “agents of development”, providing vital social capital in the shape of people, networks, finance, ideas and attitudes. Remittances sent home by the global diaspora currently top US$450 billion every year and play a vital role in the development of their respective countries of origin by fostering investments in sectors such as tourism, trade, housing and infrastructure. Although remittances used for agricultural purposes in rural areas are estimated to account for only five per cent of this huge figure, according to the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD), this still corresponds to four times the global official development assistance for agriculture. In this context, a landmark conference focusing on, ‘Integrating Migration and Development – Diaspora as a Development Enabler’, was held in Rome, Italy on 2-3 October 2014, by the Italian...
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