UNCCD: Reports and publications

The latest edition of the UNCCD News Alert (19 March – 1 April 2011) has been published. Here are some excerpts:

Review of Impact Indicators: To participate in a scientific review of a white paper focused on the refinement of the UNCCD set of impact indicators, visit: http://www.unccd.int/science/Invitation.php

UN High Level Event: The UN General Assembly resolution on the one-day high-level meeting to take place on 20 September 2011 is now available in all UN Languages. Access the English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese versions at: http://www.unccd.int/meetings/global/unga/menu.php

World Water Day: Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja’s message on responding to the urban challenge of water in the drylands cities, is online at: http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/docs/WorldWaterDay2011_Message.pdf

World Meteorological Day: The impacts of drought are now global, affecting both the rich and poor, according to Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary. For his message on the observance of the Day held under the theme, Climate for You, visit: http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/docs/UNCCD%20World%20Meteorological%20Day%202011%20Message.pdf

Battle Is On: Argentina is establishing an observatory on desertification, land degradation and drought that will advance work on the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands. For details, visit: http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/partners/stories.php?newch=argentina