U.S. July 17 -- Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China attended the Ministerial Meeting on Sustainability, Stability and Security in Africa in New York, UN headquarters on July 17, 2018. The meeting was organized by the secretariat of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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As the Chairman of 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to UNCCD, Mr. Zhang was invited to make a speech at the Leaders Dialogue of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Facing the global desertification, he raised following suggestions: firstly, protect the current land and ecology resources, and pay highest attention to land degradation and desertification; secondly, achieve land degradation neutrality by taking suitable ways to prevent and control desertification; thirdly, combine desertification prevention and control together with local livelihood to provide employment and eliminate poverty; fourthly, learn from each other and to help each other, China will actively join the cooperation on desertification control.

By Xin Shuyu

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