Progress toward an agreement on desertification in Rio

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Desertification in Africa

The yearly commemoration of the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June) took place on the eve of the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Participants at the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil conference have said that halting land degradation must be a part of a new road map for sustainable development.

Speaking to Gerry Adams from Rio, Melchiade Bukuru, who is with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, said progress is being made toward an agreement on desertification in three important areas.

Duration: 3’43″

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