UNCCD News Alert. No. 07/09/2010 (UNCCD / IISD)

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UNCCD News Alert. No. 07/09/2010

12 July – 23 July 2010

COP 9 Follow-up
PRAIS: Available online are the templates and reporting guidelines on the Performance Review and Assessment of Implementation System (PRAIS) for: affected countries (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish); developed countries ( Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish); the UN agencies and intergovernmental organizations;  the Global Environment Facility; and for CSOs on best practices on SLM technologies, in Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Also available in all languages are documents on the Relevant Activities Codes, the glossary and the Quick Reference Guide. Visit: http://www.unccd.int/prais/

National Action Programme (NAP):  The resolution from the workshop on the alignment of Action Programmes to the 10-year Strategy by participants from Regional Implementation Annex V can be downloaded from http://www.unccd.int/regional/rcm/menu.php?newch=l3
Also available is the agenda and of the meeting of the chairpersons of the Regional Implementation Annexes, and information on alignment of action programmes and the fourth reporting and review process that they dealt with. Visit:  http://www.unccd.int/regional/rcm/menu.php?newch=l3

Gabon NAP: The Gabon NAP is now available online. Summaries of the UNCCD NAPs around the world are available at: http://www.unccd.int/actionprogrammes/africa/africa.php

Civil Society Organizations (CSO): Information concerning the UNCCD’s work with CSO is available at a new designated section on the UNCCD Website. Follow: http://www.unccd.int/cso/menu.php

Awareness Raising
The Third Annual Caux Forum for Human Security: The statement of the Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, Mr. Luc Gancadja, presented at the Third Caux Forum for Human Security, which closed on Friday 16th July with a ‘call to action’, is available from either of these two addresses:

Click to access lghumansecurity.pdf

Click to access 20100710_CFHS_LucGnacadja.pdf

For more information contact:
Wagaki Mwangi
Public Information Specialist
UNCCD, Hermann-Ehlers-Str.10
53115 Bonn, Germany

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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