Desertification & Land Degradation

Joint Afro-Arab Ministerial Meeting on Agricultural Development and Food Security Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

16 February 2010: The Joint Afro-Arab Ministerial Meeting on Agricultural Development and Food Security, held on 14-16 February 2010, in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, agreed on an action plan to guide their collaboration in agriculture and food security, including climate change-related elements.

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IFAD's 33rd Governing Council Addresses Climate Change, Food Security and Smallholder Agriculture [viewed]

18 February 2010: The Governing Council of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) held its 33rd session from 17-18 February 2010, in Rome, Italy, to discuss: the Eighth Replenishment of IFAD's resources; IFAD's budget; revisions of IFAD's lending policies and criteria; progress on the performance-based allocation system; progress on the Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); and a synthesis of the global meeting of the Farmers' Forum 2010.

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FAO Co-Organizes Regional Workshop on Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative [viewed]

10 February 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Senegalese Agency for the Great Green Wall Initiative recently co-organized a regional workshop on “Guidelines on Practices for Sustainable Forest Management in Drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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MULTISTAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE CONSIDERS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION [viewed]

A one-day meeting convened on 1 February 2010 at UN Headquarters, with the goal of accelerating the pace by which decisions of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) are turned into action.

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DSD Organizes Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

1 February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), convened a Multistakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development on 1 February 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development Takes Stock of Agriculture's Role in Climate Change [viewed]

28 January 2010: The annual General Assembly of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, an organization of global donors, met in Rome, Italy, from 26-27 January 2010, to consider issues related to agriculture and rural development in working sessions addressing: agriculture and climate change; aid for trade and development; land and development; and lessons from the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]

20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.

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Event: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Multi-stakeholder dialogue is organized by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Secretariat to ensure a more effective and coordinated implementation of the global policy on sustainable development. This first Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on the decisions of CSD-17, and will include consideration of climate change, land degradation and desertification.  

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WMO and UNCCD Co-Sponsored Expert Workshop Develops Universal Drought Index for Climate Risk Management [viewed]

Wmo15 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Convention to Combat  Desertification (UNCCD) co-sponsored the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought, which took place at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, US, from 8-11 December 2009.

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change Impact on Eastern Chad [viewed]

16dic_09_0215 December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported on the conditions of locals and Sudanese refugees living in Iriba and Abeche, Eastern Chad, highlighting the aggravating impact of climate change.

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