Monday, June 20, 2005

Water, sustainable development and conservation of freshwater resources in the world

UNESCO's discussion of the day:

The world celebrated World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17th. "The Day marks the anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCDD); the Convention plays a key role in the world's fight against desertification and drought, both of which contribute to poverty, famine, and the destruction of ecosystems." This year's Day was particularly important in terms of awareness-raising as it set the way for 2006, which has been proclaimed International Year of Deserts and Desertification."

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