17 June 2011
7 - 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
16 - 17 December 2010, Bonn, Germany
Nagoya, Japan, 21 October 2010—Facing increased uncertainties in the future supply of fresh drinking water due to climate change, biodiversity loss, and land degradation, an array of water experts, civil society representatives and business leaders are to discuss how natural systems can be reinf ...
Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010: As the challenges—and solutions—to climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation and the degradation of the world’s drylands, are interlinked and cannot be addressed in a compartmentalized approach. <br><a href='http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2010/pr-2010-10-18- ...
Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-123)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points
In accordance with notification 2010-119 of 15 June, please be advised that the online survey on possible joint activities between the three Rio Conventions is now also available in French and Spanish.English Spanish French
The World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2010
Reference: SBCD/STTM/JW/71918 (2010-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points
The fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-14) held from 10to 21 May, 2010, requested the Executive Secretary to consult Parties in order to explore possibilities of developing a proposal on joint activities between the three Rio Conve ...English Spanish French
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/AW/71840 (2010-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and International Organizations
The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the secretariats of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will convene the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Clima ...English
Consideration of proposals related to the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands
21 September - 2 October 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
17 June 2009, Multiple Venues
7 November 2008, Istanbul, Türkiye
3 - 14 November 2008, Istanbul, Türkiye
1 November 2008, Beijing, China
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/cv/61490 (2008-001)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points
The Online Discussion Forum is accessible at the Secretariat web site at the following link: <a href='http://www.cbd.int/drylands/forum.shtml'>http://www.cbd.int/drylands/forum.shtml</a>. Three background documents will be available online to facilitate the discussion. Please note that you wil ...English
Guidance on strengthening the assessment of the 2010 biodiversity target in dry and sub-humid lands and proposals for land-use options that promote biodiversity and generate income for indigenous and local communities
Biodiversity of Dry and Sub-Humid Lands: Existing sources of information, and projects, processes and programmes generating such information, for a comprehensive global-level assessment of the biodiversity of dry and sub-humid lands
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 ...
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. ...
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/SG/57456 (2007-020)
To: All CBD Focal Points
In paragraph 11 (e) of decision VIII/2, on the biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to ...English
<br>(View also <a href='/doc/speech/2006/sp-2006-12-22-unccd-fr.pdf'>in French</a>.)
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 ...
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/56890 (2006-132)
To: CBD National Focal Points
I am pleased to share with you the message I sent to Mr. Hama Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the UNCCD to be celebrated on 26 December 2006.English French
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 ...
1 - 2 November 2006, New York, United States of America
25 - 27 October 2006, Almería, Spain
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/56288 (2006-115)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points - Latin America and the Caribbean
Further to the notification dated 22 August 2006 inviting Parties to the Convention to nominate experts in the field of biodiversity in agro-ecosystems within dry and sub-humid lands, I am pleased to convey herewith the composition of the group of selected experts (Annex). The selection of expe ...English
4 - 6 September 2006, Bamako, Mali
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/DC/54849 (2006-090)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in Latin America and the Caribbean and Mexico; To all UNCCD, UNFCCC, and GEF Focal Points in Latin America and the Caribbean and Mexico
I am pleased to invite you to nominate, at your earliest convenience but no later than 30 September 2006, multiple experts from your country who can be called upon to participate in a regional synergy workshop to build synergies between the three Rio conventions when implementing the programmes ...English Spanish 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 ...
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 ...