Development cooperation ,04.11.2016

INT/UN Desertification Convention; Finland's assessed contribution


The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) which entered into force in 1996 is a legally binding international agreement combining sustainable land use, environment and development issues. UNCCD is one of the so-called Rio environmental conventions, and it aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, particularly in Africa. Currently, there are 195 state parties to the convention. Finland ratified the Convention in 1995. The UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP) which meets every two years determines each contracting party's contribution to the core budget by applying the United Nations burden-sharing policy. The contributions for the years 2016 and 2017 were determined by the 12th COP in Ankara in October 2015. Finland's share of the core budget was determined to be 0.522 percent which means EUR 38 757 in the year 2016.

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Funding decision  04.11.2016

38 757 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Desertification

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n kuivuus- ja aavikoitumiststo



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