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UNCCD Executive Secretary Calls for Global Partnership Towards Effective Disaster Reduction

UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja 8 October 2008: In a statement to mark the International Day

of Disaster Reduction, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja highlighted that action on climate change

mitigation and adaptation must consider managing risks to drought in a global

coordinated approach, and said the Hyogo Framework for action is a platform to

achieve these considerations.

He noted that “sustainable drought management is

becoming increasingly urgent in view of devastating impacts of drought and

building resilience against it,” and that the “UNCCD is part and parcel of the

international arrangements of the UN on drought risk management and sustainable

drought management.” [UNCCD website]