Moving into the 6th Conference of the Parties for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNCCD), this document recommends strategies to further promote the role of women in the implementation of the UNCCD. It is recognized in the Convention that in spite of women’s fundamental role in dryland management, they are often omitted in development programs that directly affect them. This paper follows the agenda of the COP meeting (and others) and makes usggestions as to how the gender dimension could be elevated during the Conference.¬†

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