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Agreement for the Establishment for Arab Centre for the Studies of Dry and Barren Land

Document type
Field of application
Sep 3, 1968
IUCN (ID: TRE-000526)
Title (French)

Accord relatif à la création d'un Centre arabe d'étude des terres sèches et arides

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Errichtung eines Arabischen Zentrums zur Erforschung von trockenen und öden Gebieten

LAS League of Arab States
Entry into force
Jan 25, 1971
Land & soil
Data collection/reporting Erosion Soil conservation/soil improvement Groundwater Drainage/land reclamation Soil pollution/quality Water supply Research Surface water Institution

Objective: To promote the cultural and economic ties of the Parties and to co-operate in developing and improving the means of utilisation of their resources. Summary of provisions: The Parties undertake to establish an Arab Centre for the Studies of Dry and Barren Land within the framework of the Arab League (art. 1). The Centre may conduct regional studies on barren areas in Arab countries, including e.g. studies of soils, studies on the degree of soil erosion and studies on the geological and geomorphological aspects of the different areas. Institutional mechanisms: The Centre is to consist of an Administrative Council, General Administration and Branches in the member countries (art. 5). (Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)



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Algeria -
Egypt -
Iraq -
Jordan -
Kuwait -
Lebanon -
Libya -
Mauritania -
Oman -
Palestinian Authority -
Qatar -
Saudi Arabia -
Somalia -
Sudan -
Syrian Arab Republic -
Tunisia -
United Arab Emirates -

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