CONVENTION DES NATIONS UNIES SUR LA LUTTE CONTRE LA DESERTIFICATION (CCD)

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
P.O. Box 260129
53153
BONN  (Allemagne)
www.unccd.int
Monique Barbut


The Convention opens an important new phase in the battle against desertification, but it is just a beginning. In particular, governments are regularly reviewing the action programmes. They also focus on awarenessraising, education and training, in both developing and developed countries. Desertification can be reversed only if farreaching changes are made in local and international behavior. Step by step, these changes will ultimately lead to sustainable land use and food security for a growing world population. Combating desertification, then, is really just part of a much broader objective: the sustainable development of countries affected by drought and desertification.
The Convention opens an important new phase in the battle against desertification, but it is just a beginning. In particular, governments are regularly reviewing the action programmes. They also focus on awarenessraising, education and training, in both developing and developed countries. Desertification can be reversed only if farreaching changes are made in local and international behavior. Step by step, these changes will ultimately lead to sustainable land use and food security for a growing world population. Combating desertification, then, is really just part of a much broader objective: the sustainable development of countries affected by drought and desertification.









       

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