FRWO Supports SDS Coalition
2019/09/17


Khalil Aghaee, Deputy Minister and Head of Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) who is attending the High Level Segment of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification under the topic “Restore Land to Sustain Life” from 9-10 September 2019 in New Delhi- India, reiterated the commitment of Iran in cooperating with other members SDS Coalition.


 
 
 
Khalil Aghaee, Deputy Minister and Head of Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) who is attending the High Level Segment of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification under the topic “Restore Land to Sustain Life” from 9-10 September 2019 in New Delhi- India, reiterated the commitment of Iran in cooperating with other members SDS Coalition. 

He added that Iran voluntarily supports Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in line with the realization of the UN Sustainable development goals that aims at the development and restoration of natural ecosystems.  

Aghaee said that we have to employ a holistic and integrated approach in order to improve the status of forests and rangelands in the world  

He referred to the landmark logging ban plan in the Caspian forests and said that the plan prohibited logging operations in the Hyrcanian ancient forests in north part of Iran by the Parliament approval since two years ago.   

According to FRWO’s website, Over 3,000 participants from all over the world participated in COP14. The Parties to the Convention will agree on the actions each will take over the next two years and beyond to get us on a sustainable development path. 

The coalition's focus area will be the development of the SDS source base map to improve monitoring of SDS and develop better response.

The coalition includes UNE nvironment, International Civil Aviation Organization, UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Meteorological Organization, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, World Bank, International Union for Conservation of Nature, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Institute for Training and Research and International Telecommunication Union.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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