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UN calls for partnership on land degredation

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Muhammed, on Monday called for innovative partnerships to accelerate individual and collective actions to reverse land degradation and loss of biodiversity affecting livelihoods globally.
Antonio Guterres

UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency.

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