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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 ...

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#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 ...

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#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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