Desertification-Coping with Today’s Global Challenges


High-Level Policy Dialogue, produced on the behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic cooperation and Development, UNCCD, and GTZ. Bonn, May 27, 2008.

March 2009

This publication contains the key messages, along with the conclusions of the Chairperson. Its purpose is to help policy- and decision-makers take full account of the discussions in Bonn and facilitate work towards The Strategy’s successful implementation.

The event discussed ways to forge the necessary global partnership, provide the right global institutional platform and enact the reforms that The Strategy calls for. Ministers and other high-ranking officials from a representative number of country Parties to the UNCCD and international institutions participated in the HLPD with a view to consolidating understanding within the context of the Convention’s strategic orientations.


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