United Nations Environment Programme
Sri Lanka


Melissa Scheb

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Delegation from Sri Lanka Represented By Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg

Position Paper for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has not only been a member state of the United Nations for more than sixty years but also a proud member of the United Nations Environment Programme. We would like to emphasize the great importance of the UNEP working to promote environmental sustainability as we have a major responsibility for preserving our planet for our children and grandchildren. Therefore, we appeal to every member state of UNEP to put aside their own interests for the benefit of the upcoming discussion.

I. Accelerating the Fight Against Desertification In The Global Decade Against Deterioration

Desertification is defined as a phenomenon of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas resulting from different factors, including climatic variations and human activities. Although no part of Sri Lanka is yet affected by desertification it is nevertheless likely that desertification may emerge as a pro...

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