UN conference on ‘Combating Desertification’ Begins in Abidjan, Africa

Abidjan ( West Africa ): BK Pratibha, BK Aneta, BK Grace, BK Ndiritu, BK Sonja and BK Veena — a delegation of 6 dedicated BKs — are present at a UN conference on Combating Desertification, the 15th Conference of Parties (UNCCD COP15) taking place in Abidjan on Côte d’Ivoire (The Ivory Coast) of Africa.  A few main events that have happened so far include:

·        Introduction to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP15

·        Meeting Sadhguru and the Save Soil project

·        BK Aneta guiding a meditation in the plenary

The UNCCD COP15 (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification – 15th Conference of Parties) theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity,’ is a call-to-action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations. It aims to bring together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of one of our most precious commodities: land.

Tuesday 17th May is the official side event of the Brahma Kumaris on Values and Legacy of Natural Living for a Healthy Planet.

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