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Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

10-21 October 2011 | Changwon, Republic of Korea
 
Highlights for Thursday, 13 October 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

UNCCD COP 10
L-R: South African delegates Suzan Mulaudzi, Jones Muleso Kharika and Lydia Bosoga in conversation with Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary
 

On Thursday, 13 October 2011, delegates at UNCCD COP 10 convened in the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) during morning sessions. The contact group on CST issues met all afternoon and evening to complete negotiations on its draft decisions, following which delegates convened for the final CST during a night session and completed its work at 11:57 pm. The other contact groups convened in the evening.

 
View of the fortified atrium of the Changwon Exhibition Convention Center
 
 
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST):
 
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L-R: Delegates from Mongolia, D. Bayarbat; Gurjav Batkhishig; and Tsesed Banzragch consulting
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Rachid Boukchina, Tunisia
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Chefat Foued, Algeria
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Samuel Contreras, the Philippines
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L-R: Delegates from Botswana, Sonny Walter Mokgwathi and Rankae Motshegwe
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L-R: Juan Torres Guevara, Peru, in a discussion with Maria Nery Urquiza, Cuba
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Agnes Yobterik, Kenya
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Maurizio Sciortino, Italy
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Sekou Beavogui, Guinea
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L-R: CST 10 Chair Antonio Rocha Magalhăes, Brazil; and Seung Yeon Anne Kwak, UNCCD Secretariat
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COMMITTEE FOR THE REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION (CRIC):
 
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L-R: Gustavo Fonseca, Global Environment Facility (GEF); Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary; Anja Thust, UNCCD Secretariat; CRIC Chair Chencho Norbu, Bhutan; and Sangeeta Sharma, Secretary to the UNCCD COP 10
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CST Vice-Chair Amjad Virk, Pakistan
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Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary
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Gustavo Fonseca, GEF
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L-R: Octavio Pérez Pardo, Argentina, consulting text with Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil
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L-R: Yves Guinand, Switzerland, in discussion with Mary Rowen, US
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L-R: Bernd Wirtzfeld, Germany, and Adriana Dembowska, Poland
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Ambroise Zanga, Central African Republic
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Kulov Kubanychbek, Kyrgyzstan
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Godwin Fishani Gondwe, Zambia
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Malefetsane Joachim Nthimo, Lesotho
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Kaossou Diombera, Guinea Bissau
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Jones Muleso Kharika, South Africa
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Mohamed Ghanam, Morocco
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Bongani Masuku, Swaziland
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L-R: Jozef Buys, Belgium, in a conversation with Thomas Heimgartner, Switzerland
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CONTACT GROUP ON CST:
 
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L-R: Contact group on CST Co-Chairs Emmanuel Olukayode Olapido, Nigeria, and Lawrence Townley-Smith, Canada
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View of the contact group on CST in session
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SIDE EVENT:
 
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A side event on "At the Cutting Edge: Channelling Core Scientific Advances into the UNCCD Process" was organized by Sustainability Research Institute, DesertNet Secretariat, UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and NRD-UNISS. L-R: Pier Paolo Roggero, University of Sassari, Italy; Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, DesertNet International; Lindsay Stringer, University of Leeds, UK; Richard Escadafal, DesertNet International; and Richard Thomas, UNU-INWEH
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View of the well attended side event organized by Sustainability Research Institute, DesertNet Secretariat, UNU-INWEH, and NRD-UNISS

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AROUND THE UNCCD COP 10:
 
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"Save the Earth" cartoon and photo exhibit presented by Future Forest and UNCCD Secretariat at the margins of the UNCCD COP 10, Changwon, Republic of Korea
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L-R: Kwon Byong Hyon, President, Future Forest, accompanied Kim Du Kwan, Governor, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Republic of Korea, at the "Save the Earth" cartoon and photo exhibit
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Participants enjoying the art works
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Photo exhibit of desert transformation in China
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L-R: John Hyukdae Kwon and Kwon Byong Hyon, Future Forest
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Daily cultural show at the convention center
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Traditional Korean clay artist at the Rio Conventions Pavilion
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Traditional Korean silk bags
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L-R: Katya Arapnakova, UNCCD Secretariat with Maurizio Navarra, GM
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Related Links
UNCCD resources
*Meeting web site
*COP 10 annotated agenda
*COP 10 documents
*CRIC 10 annotated agenda
*CRIC 10 documents
*CST 10 annotated agenda
*CST 10 documents

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary of the Second Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UNCCD and CRIC 9, 16-18 and 21-25 February 2011, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 9), 21 September - 2 October 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CST S-1 and CRIC 7, 3-14 November 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD High-Level Policy Dialogue, 27 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary of the First Extraordinary Session of the Conference of the Parties (ESCOP) to the UNCCD, 26 November 2007, UN headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 8, 3-14 September 2007, Madrid, Spain
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CRIC 5, 12-21 March 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 7, 17-28 October 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*Coverage of previous UNCCD COPs, CRIC and other related meetings by IISD-RS
*LAND-L - A news and announcement list on land policy issues
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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