Archive for November 24th, 2016


Battle of the Desert (and III): The Silk Road

BONN / ROME, Nov 23 2016 (IPS) Marking this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification last June, the United Nations announced the launch of a China-United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Belt and Road Joint Action initiative to curb Desertification along the Silk Road.



Credit: 2013 UNCCD Photo contest Xiaoyun Zheng

UNCCD is the key United Nations legal framework to combat desertification. IPS interviews Louise Baker, Coordinator External Relations, Policy and Advocacy Unit, UNCCD about the current effects of drought in the countries, which are expected to benefit from this initiative?

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