The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) hosted by the United Nations (UN) and Iranian Department of Environment held in Tehran Islamic Summit Conference Hall from 3rd to 5th July.
In this conference, the ministers and experts from 43 countries attended. Some of the countries included Azerbaijan, Germany, the USA, Jordan, Armenia, Slovakia, Italy, Belgium, Pakistan, Turkey, Chad, China, Serbia, Iraq, Oman, France, Qatar, South Korea, Kuwait, and India.
The phenomenon of the SDS has been intensified dramatically in west and south regions of Iran in recent years. Inviting the whole globe for a review of challenges and practical solutions to the SDS was the main goal of the International Conference.
According to Mr. Gary Lewis, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, this conference provided a good opportunity for different countries to exchange their experiences and expertise against SDS.
On Tuesday, the 4th of July, Matinabad Eco-camp hosted the guests from 43 countries attending in International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms to support environmental activities and Sustainable Tourism Development.