Mobilizing NGOs towards implementation of the convention to combat desertification
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Mobilizing NGOs towards implementation of the convention to combat desertification Proceedings of a sub-regional workshop, Kano, Nigeria, 23-26 March, 1998 by

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Published by Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL9192063M
ISBN 109783088963
ISBN 109789783088962
OCLC/WorldCa47742983

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The UNCCD secretariat and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) signed a partnership agreement, committing to implement the WOCAT + Initiative. Members of the new Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought announced. The COP Bureau has confirmed the members of the new Intergovernmental Working Group (IWG) on. NGO Focal Point which was chosen in their meeting on the UNCCD. An NGO Coordinating Committee to combat desertification has been established to facilitate the implementation of the Convention and network with sub-regional, regional and international NGOs active in the context of the convention. desertification phenomena in many regions has been accelerated. This draft of the National Action Programmes to Combat Desertification is prepared in connection with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and it will be used as the national guidance to implement effectively the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Size: 54KB. Land-use planning (LUP), an instrument of land governance, is often employed to protect land and humans against natural and human-induced hazards, strengthen the resilience of land systems, and secure their sustainability. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) underlines the critical role of appropriate local action to address the global threat of land degradation .

The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels, supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements, in the framework of an integrated approach which is File Size: KB. to combat desertification 1 /. 2. The introduction and chapter III describe briefly the mandate and rationale to explore further existing synergies between the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other relevant conventions, in particular, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations. In this regard, the first commitment of the countries that ratified the UNCCD is the preparation of National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat desertification, which identify the factors contributing to desertification and prescribes environmentally practical and sound measures to combat desertification. At the regional level, the United Nations regional commissions, as well as relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, may, in consultation with the countries concerned, wish to come forward with regional plans or specific proposals for the implementation of the Plan of Action to Combat Desertification.

Several of the events shown in Table 1 yielded concrete policy recommendations and/or declarations. Although these types of outputs may not necessarily be legally binding, they represent firm commitments to the desertification cause from a variety of different groups (NGOs, scientists, decision-makers), and can nevertheless exert influence in guiding and securing action, support and by: in recommended the preparation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. the Convention was ready in and many countries of the world signed it. Sovereign Turkmenistan also signed the Convention. The Convention on Desertification is to be implemented through regional and national action programmes. The Convention text underlines clearly the important role of women in regions affected by drought and desertification. As a large number of NGOs are specifically active in those rural areas and they develop activities in favour of the rural people, it is clear that they can play a very important role in the implementation of the Convention, in. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or so called Rio Earth Summit remmended the elaboration of a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The Convention, the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Conference's Age was adopted in Paris on 17 June and entered into force in December