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Jean Roger Ahoyo, Ministre de l'Environnement, de l'Habitat et de l'Urbanisme, said that after hundreds of statements and documents, it is time to focus on action. He noted the importance of financial resources and mechanisms, the target of 0.7% of GNP for ODA, and debt relief. The convention to combat desertification will help eliminate the nightmare of land degradation and poverty.