UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    What is/are the importance/importances of the 'United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification'?
    1. It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive international partnerships.
    2. It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North
    Africa regions, and its Secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions.
    3. It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  2 and 3  

    C)  1 and 3

    D)         1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an international agreement adopted in 1994. It seeks to improve land productivity, to restore (to preserve) land, to establish more efficient water usage and to introduce sustainable development in affected areas. It is particularly committed to actively encouraging the participation of local populations to respond to government decision made on desertification issues. It aims to combat desertification and ease the effects of drought in those countries seriously affected by drought and/or desertification

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