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The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 3rd international scientific conference will be held in Mexico from 9 to 12 March 2015 and address the following issues: How to better...
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  • COFO underlines importance of dryland forests
    27 June 2014

    Dryland forests play a major role in improving environmental sustainability and resilience. This was the unqualified conclusion of Mr Eduardo Mansur, Director of FAO’s Forest Management Division, during the 22nd session of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO) on 26 June 2014.

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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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  • Regional training paves way for simplified UNCCD reporting process
    10 June 2014

    A new support system, designed to make the UNCCD reporting process more straightforward and easier to complete, was put to the test during a series of regional training workshops held worldwide for National Focal Points and Reporting Officers during May 2014.

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  • Global Mechanism relocated to Bonn, Germany
    14 April 2014

    The Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD was relocated to Bonn, Germany on April 1 2014, in a move that opens a new chapter for the GM and sets the stage for closer cooperation between the Convention’s principal bodies.

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  • Environmental Migration in West Africa: New Initiative Promises Action
    09 December 2013

    migration thumbEnvironmental migration is shaping up to be one of this century’s biggest policy challenges. At present, there are an estimated 50 million environmental migrants worldwide, many of whom have been forced to leave their homes due to food and water insecurity or lack of employment opportunities, often as a direct result of degrading natural resources.

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An FAO-UNCCD partner agreement committing FAO technical support in the inception-phase of the EU-funded FLEUVE project was co-signed by the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD (GM-UNCCD) yesterday. GM-UNCCD, a key FAO partner in the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative, will manage the project, which will facilitate local stakeholders’ access to landscape-level finance to build resilience in the face of climate change and land degradation.FLEUVE is an initiative elaborated by the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD and funded by the European Union, working in partnership with the FAO and its programme on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). Three networks of key CSOs, namely, RESAD, RADDO and Drynet are also co-partners in the initiative.The key objective of FLEUVE is to strengthen the capacities of key actors, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector and local authorities at local...
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