Tackling the root causes of migration and instability.
Combattant aux causes profondes de la migration et de l'instabilité.

The Ouagadougou Call for Action

Speech by His Excellency Roch Marc Christian KABORE, President of Burkina Faso On the occasion of the celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification in Burkina Faso.

(…)Burkina Faso is honoured to host the commemorative ceremony of the World Day to Combat Desertification, proclaimed on 17 June 1994, at the end of United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/115.(…)

Read the full speech (french only)

Louise Arbour/UN addresses UNCCD COP13

Video message by SRSG Arbour at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, held in Inner Mongolia, from 6-16 September 2017.
In the video, the SRSG explores how environmental drivers of migration, such as land degradation, desertification and soil erosion, undermine the sustainability of local livelihoods and push people to leave their communities.

Watch the video message