United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification



United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Related

First UN Convention to Combat Desertification:: Purpose of meeting was to discuss the problem of land degradation and to offer suggestions to prevent this phenomena. Page includes list of participating countries and their ideas. Took place 29 September - 10 October 1997, Rome Italy. (September 29, 1997)

The Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification:: Page includes summaries of daily discusses, which featured concerned nations from around the world. Past event took place in Dakar, Senegal.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:: Online newsletter concerning issues on and about the UN's convention on long term weather change. Page includes list of meetings and the background behind the Kyoto Protocol.

United Nations Atlas of the Oceans:: Information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability.

Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations:: Provides links to FAO information on a wide range of topics including desertification, sustainable development, food standards, animal genetic resources, post-harvest operations, agro-biodiversity and farming systems.

United Nations Multilateral Fund Secretariat:: Created to assist developing country parties with the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on ozone depleting substances (ODS).

United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]:: United Nations Environment Programme: environment for development. Mission: To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:: Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Basel Convention:: Working to minimizing the generation of hazardous wastes and controlling their movement.

Convention on Migratory Species:: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or the Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

  • New Additions: International Conventions
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Convention on Migratory Species
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities
World Commission on Protected Areas