• Civil society delivers strong opening statement at UNCCD COP 11 in Namibia

    During the opening session of the ongoing 11th COP of the UNCCD Monday 16 September, civil society organisations present delivered a strong statement focusing on the fact that local and indigenous communities will be the hardest hit by land degradation and desertification. »

  • UN Launches Decade-Long Efforts to Tackle Desertification

    The United Nations has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020), an 11-year long effort to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world’s drylands, home to a third of the world’s population and which face serious economic and environmental threats. »