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Q. Concerning the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), consider the following statements:
  1. It addresses the issue of drought in arid and semi-arid areas.
  2. It is a legally binding international agreement.
  3. India is not a member of the convention.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only

  2. 2 and 3 only

  3. 1 and 3 only

  4. 1, 2 and 3


Solution

The correct option is A
1 and 2 only
Explanation:

Statements 1 and 2 are correct: Established in 1994, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.

Statement 3 is incorrect: India is a member of the convention.

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