U.N. Decade Hopes to Push Back Encroaching Deserts

Inter Press Service: Desertification has long been recognised as a major environmental, economic and social problem for countries the world over. But despite major efforts, which started with the United Nations Conference on Desertification (UNOCD) in 1977, the process of land degradation is intensifying. Yukie Hori of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) told IPS that "the Plan of Action to Combat Desertification adopted at the 1977 conference did not draw enough attention to ......

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