On 8 February 2017, The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Global Environmental Outreach Center (GEOC) will co-organise a conversation with Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Adopted in 1994, the Convention went into effect in 1996. Currently, 196 countries and the European Union have ratified the convention.
At the outset of this event, Ms. Barbut will give a talk on the measures to combat desertification, means of international cooperation, and the latest activities related to the UNCCD. The event will also provide an opportunity for an exchange of opinions on the roles of non-governmental organisations and the private sector in Japan.
The event will take place in Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided).
For registration and more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.