UNU-IAS and the Global Environmental Outreach Center (GEOC) will co-organize a public conversation with Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The UNCCD was adopted in 1994 and went into effect in 1996. Currently, 196 countries and the European Union have ratified the convention. At the outset of this gathering, Ms. Barbut will give a talk on measures to combat desertification, means of international cooperation, and the latest activities related to the UNCCD. The event also will provide an opportunity for an exchange of opinions on the roles of Japanese NGOs and the private sector.
The event will take place in Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided).
Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available. To register, please contact GEOC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC)
5-53-70 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 Japan
Tel: +81 3 3407 8107
Fax: +81 3 3407 8164
United Nations University
GEOC Seminar Space (1F)
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku