Document symbol: A/RES/59/235
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Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Invites the Secretary-General to give due consideration to the role and place of the Convention in ongoing work in the context of the preparations for the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly in 2005, including the report of the Millennium Project; invites the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to strengthen the focal area of land degradation, primarily desertification and deforestation; invites the donor community to increase its support to the Convention; invites the GEF secretariat and the secretariat of the Convention to finalize the draft memorandum of understanding and to submit it for the consideration of and adoption by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and the Council of the GEF; urges UN funds and programmes, the Bretton Woods institutions, the donor countries and other development agencies to integrate actions in support of the Convention into their strategies to support the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals; calls upon Governments to integrate desertification into their plans and strategies for sustainable development; calls upon Governments, and invites multilateral financial institutions, regional development banks, regional economic integration organizations and all other interested organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to contribute generously to the General Fund, the Supplementary Fund and the Special Fund; requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its 60th session on the implementation of the present resolution.Adopted without vote.
Global Environment Facility - Global Environment Facility. Secretariat - Global Environment Facility. Council - Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification - Budget (2004-2005) - Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification - Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity - DESERTIFICATION - DROUGHT CONTROL - PROGRAMMES OF ACTION - PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION - DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - LAND DEGRADATION - INTERNATIONAL YEARS - DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - BRETTON WOODS INSTITUTIONS - DONOR COUNTRIES - SUBSIDIARY BODIES - BUDGET CONTRIBUTIONS - CASH MANAGEMENT - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS - REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS - PRIVATE SECTOR - FINANCIAL RESOURCES - FUNDS - LIAISON OFFICES
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