Participation in Treaties - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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Summary
Abstract: In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) or so called Rio Earth Summit remmended the elaboration of a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The Convention, the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Conference's Agenda 21, was adopted in Paris on 17 June 1994 and entered into force in December 1996. It is the first and only internationally legally binding framework set up to address the problem of desertification. The Convention is based on the principles of participation, partnership and decentralization - the backbone of Good Governance. It now has more than 180 country Parties to the Convention, making it truly global in reach.
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  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Participation in Treaties - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Dataset Release Date: 2010-10-05
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-10-05
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Use Constraints Public
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Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://legal.un.org/ola/

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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-26
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