UN chief wants ‘timely action’ to preserve dryland

Press Trust of India: UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday asked the international community to take "timely action" to preserve drylands across the world, saying about two billion people depend on drylands for sustenance and income. Ban was speaking at a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly convened to highlight the need to reverse desertification. "The world's drylands are too often an investment desert, seen by governments and the international community as a lost cause," Ban said at the meeting. "Drought......

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