HTML _ 98-576 - Desertification Treaty: Evolution, Status, and Key Issues
23-Jun-1998; Carol Hardy Vincent; 5 p.

Abstract: This report provides information on the causes, consequences, and location of desertification. It discusses the origins and international status of the Convention to Combat Desertification, and summarizes key issues in this Treaty. Finally, it notes implications of ratification for the U.S. This report will be updated if there is major action on the Treaty. The text of the Treaty, a summary of its articles and regional annexes, and the Administration's views are included in Treaty Doc. 104-29. Extensive information on the Treaty and related issues are contained in the web site ¨United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification,¨ [http://www.unccd.ch]. [read report]

Topics: International, Natural Resources, Agriculture

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