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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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  • 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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  • 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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News

At the 7th Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), held from 8-12 September in Costa Rica, the ESP and the Global Mechanism (GM) strengthened their partnership in advancing land degradation neutrality (LDN), as set out by world leaders at Rio+20. The objective of LDN is to boost global sustainable development efforts by securing multiple economic, social and environmental benefits for countries through the improved management of their land resources. Moreover, LDN aims to have a significant impact on people’s livelihoods by steadily reducing the number of people who are adversely affected by land degradation. Achieving this requires not only the improved management of our soil, water and biodiversity resources, but also the reduction and prevention of land degradation, for instance through the adoption of green technologies, as well as the rehabilitation of already degraded lands. A key element of this includes establishing...
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