On June 17, we will observe the World Day to Combat Desertification. This year, the message that trees help fight desertification and land degradation message will be spread as part of the 2011 focus on "Forests Keep Drylands Working".
Strengthen land rights in developing countries
June 15, World Hunger Day. A single day to raise awareness, to point up the scandal of world hunger, may seem so very little! However, the symbolic date of June 15 is a wake up call for us all.
The AVN (Association la Voûte Nubienne) won the Entreprise Sociale Trophy in the "International" category. Awarded to 6 French companies, this Trophy distinguishes the most promising French social enterprises.
Rebuilding Japan: an opportunity to use legal and certified wood. A disaster is always followed by a period of reconstruction. In 2 days, on Friday, June 11, it will be exactly 3 months since Japan suffered the tragic consequences of an earthquake of dramatic magnitude.
You are invited to the Cabaret Sauvage in Paris, this Friday, June 10, for an evening on sustainable development with ALTER ECO, specialized in the import and distribution of fair trade products.
The Observatory is an international, North-South-South partnership platform based in Tunis since 2000.
On Monday, June 6, 2011, Maître Abdoulaye Harissou presented his book, La terre : un droit humain – Micropropriété, paix sociale et développement. The book was written to sound the alarm on the current absence of legal frameworks concerning land ownership in fragile countries. It sums up the different issues tied to this problem and offers a possible solution: simplified, secure title deeds.
Bastien Sachet: How to save tropical forests? Bastien Sachet, Business Development Director and Chief Representative of the TFT and General Delegate of the Fondation Chirac for the Fight Against Deforestation and Desertification, will present...
The architecture students who won the A'BOIS contest all received their awards on Monday, May 2, 2001 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) of Versailles. The winning team, very European in its composition, was made up of Natalia Petkova, Ledo Perez Vasquez, and Bernardo Robles Hidalgo, who is currently an Erasmus student in Berlin and Versailles.
The Tropical Forest Summit to be held in Brazzaville, Congo, from May 31 to June 3, 2011