I. drought in Ethiopia puts nearly eight million

I. Africa has been plagued by drought and desertification for nearly two years. The drought was caused by below standard rainfall during the main rain season of Africa, between July through September. This lack of rain has caused shortage of water for drinking and arrogation, food for Ethiopians, and also livestock for food and for security. Ethiopia, a North-East country of Africa, has been the mostly affected by the drought and is a major source of Government and Non-Government aide through food, supplies, water, shelter, and a few other methods provided by countries around the world.
The drought in Ethiopia puts nearly eight million people living in this African country in immediate risk of this drought. One million four thousand of those people are children under the age of five. Because of these harsh conditions Ethiopia is the third poorest country in the world. (UNICEF)
Drought is a major issue concerning the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development because it affects "about one sixth of the world’s population, 70 per cent of all dry lands, amounting to 3.6 billion hectares, and one quarter of the total land area of the world.; (U.N. Agenda 21, Chapter 12).It is viewed as a Sustainable Development issue because it has been running ramped across Africa and has killed and massively hindered the Ethiopian people and government. It has also lead to the mass destruction of livestock and also migration to find water and better living standards.
II. The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (UNDSD) is an organization put together to discuss and find common solutions to major issues that affect sustainable development. ;Agenda 21 addresses the pressing problems of today and also aims at preparing the world for the challenges of the next century.; (Agenda 21 Preamble) The UNDSD met in August of 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss numerous topics and to explain and fully i…