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IN THE CORRIDORS

One of the many groups holding informal consultations throughout the labyrinthine corridors of UNESCO is the "legal clean-up squad" coordinated by Fred Mallya (Tanzania). This group of approximately 15 legal experts has been charged with reviewing the text of the Convention to ensure consistency. One potential issue may prove to be the name of the Convention. The name of the negotiating committee is quite cumbersome and many agree that the Convention should have a shorter title. One suggestion is the Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought. Would it then be called C2D2?