United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting,
New york 20/09/2011
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"Drought in the Drylands, A Cross-road for the International Community"
The drought in the Horn of Africa affecting 15 million people is a tragedy that illustrates just why..
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In Mongolia, a country with predominant semi-desert topography, herders have come..
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St. Lucia
The current drought and famine crises in the Horn of Africa raise fundamental ..
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UNGA high-level meeting on desertification

On Tuesday, 20 September 2011, all member participated at the highest political level at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on the theme, "Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication".

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The images of starvation and desperation, the calls for aid and the millions of livelihoods lost and displaced, from the Horn of Africa can repeat itself anywhere. Around the world some 50 million people may be displaced within the next 10 years as a result of desertification. “We can continue implementing inappropriate policies at our own peril,” says Marton LeFevre, Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature,“but it does not have to be this way."   read more
Celebrity Corner
Carlos Marchena
There are many human lives at stake. While many countries fight against desertification, we must all unite to support them with all our energies. We can reverse the current situation if we keep united… Degraded lands can be reclaimed by agroforestry and other sustainable..
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