UN Convention to Combat Desertification Responds to Canada’s Withdrawal from Convention (UNCCD)

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Read at : http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=181 29/03/2013. Yesterday, Canada notified the UN Secretary-General, the depositary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), of its decision to withdraw from the Convention. The UNCCD is the only legally binding instrument that addresses desertification/land degradation and drought. Canada, a country that is frequently subjected…

Drought prevention and cooperation (UN News Centre)

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Read at : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44339&Cr=water&Cr1=#.UUHSGcd_bK0 Cooperation key to drought prevention, UN officials stress at high-level meeting Countries need to work together to use their experiences, science and technologies to create formal national preventive policies against droughts, United Nations officials said today at the opening of a high-level international meeting designed to make…