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According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, each year upwards of twelve million hectares (thirty million acres) of productive land is lost to desertification.
The Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP) Phase-I has been designed to implement United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and for combating land degradation & desertification in Pakistan with the involvement of key stakeholders.
Herunga issued the "Namib Declaration on a stronger United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification for a Land Degradation neutral world," which calls on stakeholders to commit to enhance sustainable land management and improve livelihoods at all levels.
Today, President Obiang met with Luc Gnacadja, executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Dr.
Onhis part, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator, Frode Mauring, in a speech, said "this strategy is an important step ahead on the right way to join the world in fighting desertification as well as fulfilling the requirements of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
The forum will be addressed by the Director of the UNESCO Chair for Desertification Studies Professor Mokhtar Ahmed Mustafa, and the Director of the Sudanese Association for Combating Desertification, Professor Salah Abboud, the National Coordinator of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification ,Sania Raihan and Layla Sulaiman GamarInvitation to attend the news forum is extended to the representatives of the local and foreign edia and the press.
He said that efforts to combat desertification will not only help in meeting Pakistans obligations for United Nations Convention to combat desertification but also would help in reducing poverty and achieve Millennium Development Goals.
ISLAMABAD, June 17 -- World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be commemorated today (June 17) in remembrance of adoption of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).