Inter-Agency Working Group on Desertification (IAWGD)
Groupe de travail inter-agences sur la désertification
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19 Dec 1977, under resolution 32/172 (paragraph 10) of General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Also referred to in French as Groupe de travail interorganisations sur la désertification. Currently under reorganization pending restructuring of the institutional set-up in the context of T-XT9461 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
As an intergovernmental negotiating committee for the elaboration of an international convention in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa: coordinate activities of UN specialized agencies and other UN organizations with respect to implementation of the United Nations Plan of Action to Combat Desertification (PACD); promote closer cooperation among them on specific anti-desertification projects.
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Comprises a network of agencies with experience in U-XU2205 - Plan of Action to Combat Desertification (PACD), having actively supported U-XK0503 - Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for the Elaboration of an International Convention to Combat Desertification (INCD). Secretariat provided by the Drylands Ecosystems and Desertification Control Programme Activity Centre (DEDC/PAC) of E-XE4161 - UNEP.
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