UNCCD Executive Secretary Calls for Global Partnership Towards Effective Disaster Reduction
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8 October 2008: In a statement to mark the International Day of Disaster Reduction, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja highlighted that action on climate change mitigation and adaptation must consider managing risks to drought in a global coordinated approach, and said the Hyogo Framework for action is a platform […]

UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja 8 October 2008: In a statement to mark the International Day
of Disaster Reduction, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja highlighted that action on climate change
mitigation and adaptation must consider managing risks to drought in a global
coordinated approach, and said the Hyogo Framework for action is a platform to
achieve these considerations.

He noted that “sustainable drought management is
becoming increasingly urgent in view of devastating impacts of drought and
building resilience against it,” and that the “UNCCD is part and parcel of the
international arrangements of the UN on drought risk management and sustainable
drought management.” [UNCCD website]

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