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Events

A national workshop to validate Tanzania’s Integrated Investment Framework (IIF) for sustainable land management (SLM) will take place in Bagamoyo from 18-20 February 2014. The workshop will bring...
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Highlights

  • Local community project FLEUVE is launched
    18 December 2013

    Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary and Cristiana Pasca-Palmer, European Commission, sign the FLEUVE agreement during the Great Green Wall International Forum at the FAO HQs on Monday 16 December 2013A pioneering initiative, known as FLEUVE – Front Local Environnemental pour une Union VertE (Local Environmental Coalition for a Green Union) was launched yesterday, promising to help boost financial resources at the community level in 10 African countries.

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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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  • Land belongs to the future, let’s climate proof it!
    19 November 2013

    Warsaw, 19 November 2013. ‘Land belongs to the future, let’s climate proof it!’ is the slogan for next year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and drought. It captures the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation for 2014 and underscores the urgent need for action to protect healthy ecosystems and to manage productive land sustainably.

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  • Another Brick in the Great Green Wall
    19 November 2013

    A new project dubbed BRICKS -- Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services – is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding bouquet of projects under the Great Green Wall of the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGWSSI).

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News

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. A new liaison office has also been established in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy, which will support the Convention to capitalize on the expertise of a major multilateral organization focused on agriculture, land and food security. The move also spells a change in the way the Global Mechanism operates on a day-to-day basis with the establishment of 3 new programmes. The focus of each of the programmes is to increase financial flows and investments and promote partnerships, through a mix of analysis and advocacy; capacity building, knowledge management and communication; and technical cooperation and advisory services on finance-operations. The Land, Governance and Development programme will focus on...
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