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Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response

Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response
  • United Nations Environment Management Group (UNEMG). October 2011
  • This report focuses on the importance of the drylands issue on the global agenda and its relation to other issues, including climate change, food security and human settlements. The report illustrates the many ways in which the UN system is identifying opportunities to mainstream the drylands agenda into the policy-making process. It sets out a common vision and agenda for UN-wide action on dryland management and its role in addressing climate change and food security through a positive development and investment approach. The report is aimed at a number of audiences, with certain objectives: (1) UN agencies themselves, to clarify the commitment made to drylands and act as a reference guide; (2) Governments of developed and developing countries, as a normative guide on the UN's position on, and commitment to, the development of drylands; (3) The private sector and donors, to encourage and inspire them to think about the viability and unique opportunities presented by drylands, and (4) Civil society, to encourage advocacy on the development of drylands, and empowerment of their populations.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Development cooperation, Drylands, Ecosystem services, Food security, Livelihoods
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Governments, International community, Private sector
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Key messages
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Published in 2015