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World Day to Combat Desertification


The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus in 2015 was the attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems. This theme...

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World Environment Day, Forests: Nature at Your Service, 5 June 2011

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical paper.3/Rev.1

This document presents the importance of forests in providing natural materials such as timber, fuel, paper and medicinal plants while helping sustain the quality and availability of water. It...

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Shared Waters-Shared Opportunities: World Water Day

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Material.1

Shared water is a vital resource for many people around the world. In the ESCWA region, major shared rivers include the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan. Many less well-known underground water...

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