From Scarcity to Prosperity: Brahma Kumaris at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP15 in Abidjan
The UNCCD COP15 (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification – 15th Conference of Parties) theme was ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’ and it took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 9 to 20 May 2022. It was a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations. It drew nearly 7,000 participants, including heads of state, ministers, delegates from the UNCCD’s 196 Parties and the European Union, as well as members of the private sector, civil society, women, youth leaders, and media.
The second and final week of UNCCD COP15 in Abidjan was a time for creating friends of the Earth among COP delegates and anyone caring for the land, who came in contact with Brahma Kumaris. There were number of gatherings within and outside COP15 venue, such as an informal get together, COP15 Reception, side event and dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire. These formed a platform to share our inside – out approach to healing the land and creating prosperity. Another highlight was the amazing Great Green Wall that became an inspiration for a new meditation project.
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) COP15 Conference is taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative is sending a delegation to address the theme: ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’, a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.
Published: 26 September 2019 The UNCCD COP14 was organized from 2nd to 13th September 2019 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida in which delegates from 196 countries participated. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) actively participated in the conference. The conference participants also visited Happy Farm to look at the yogic farming