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Statement
#34046
2007-06-14

Message from the Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf on the Occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2007.

Dry and sub-humid lands represent a unique repository of biodiversity, culture and traditional knowledge. Home to two billion people, many of whom rely on biodiversity resources for their daily lives, dry and sub-humid lands contain extraordinarily high levels of endemism and are the origin of m ...

Statement
#31606
2007-04-02

Contribution from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Seminar on Desertification and its Implications, 2 – 4 April 2007.

Dry and sub-humid ecosystems cover 47% of the Earth’s land surface. They are not barren land or dead landscapes; rather they contain a number of important well-adapted species. Indeed some of the world’s most important food crops originated in dry and sub-humid lands including wheat and olives. ...

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#28423
2006-12-22

Message from Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 26 December, 2006

It is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations to you and your staff, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), for the many achievements of the past 10 years. The successful world wide celebra ...

Statement
#28116
2006-12-12

Message of Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Participants in the First International Congress on Oasis and Sustainable Tourism, Elche, Spain, 14-16 December 2006.

I am very pleased to have an opportunity to commend the initiative of Spain, and the objectives of this event, to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the world’s oasis through the promotion of sustainable tourism. This congress comes towards the end of what the General Assembly of th ...

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#22802
2006-06-23

Statement by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research Commemorating 50 years of Drylands Research –Tunis (Tunisia) 19 – 21 June 2006 (in French)

Les pressions exercées du fait des activités humaines sur les fonctions naturelles de la planète ont atteint un tel degré que les capacités des écosystèmes à répondre aux besoins des générations futures sont désormais sérieusement, et peut-être irréversiblement, compromises. Les changements anth ...

Statement
#22558
2006-06-16

Message of Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the Occasion of World Day to combat desertification, 17 June, 2006

This year’s celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification is of special significance as it coincides with the celebration of the International Year on Deserts and Desertification. The theme chosen for this years’ celebration—the beauty of deserts, the challenge of desertification—is we ...

Statement
#6261
1998-05-04

Developments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity of relevance to the Convention to Combat Desertification

Statement by Dr. Hamdallah Zedan during the opening session of the Forth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification

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