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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 Tuesday, 18 October 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

UNCCD COP 10
Delegates from Turkey, in consultations
 

During the second day of the High-level Segment, UNCCD COP 10 delegates concluded their roundtable on addressing desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) as a cornerstone of the green economy, and held a roundtable on harnessing scientific knowledge for combating DLDD. The High-level Segment concluded with the consideration of the “Changwon Initiative.” Presentations at the Rio Conventions Pavilion focused on the theme “Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in sustainable land management.” Side events, the Sustainable Land Management Business Forum and contact groups also took place during the day.

 
Human sculptures around the Changwon Exhibition Convention Center
 
 
HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT:
 
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Delegates from Tanzania
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Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, Eritrea
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Raihan Bin Sharif, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Malaysia
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Nkareng Mahlompho 'Mota, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation, Lesotho
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Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, Barbados
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Kabelo Mafura, Minister of Forestry and Land Reclamation, Lesotho
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L-R: Thomas Tichelmann, Ireland, in discussion with Christine Dawson, US
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Timo Mäkelä, Director, International Affairs, Life and Eco-innovation, European Commission and Roundtable moderator on harnessing science knowledge for combating DLDD
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Yin Hong, Vice Minister, State Forestry Administration, China
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Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana
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Mohammed Al Shiha, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Saudi Arabia
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William Dar, Director-General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
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View of the UNCCD COP 10 plenary
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Bolat Bekniyaz, Kazakhstan
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Jeff Herrick, US
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Henri Djombo, Minister of Sustainable Development, Forest Economy and the Environment, Congo
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L-R: Kadyrov Baktiyor Sharafiddinovich, Uzbekistan; Muhammet Durikov, Turkmenistan; Kulov Kubanychbek, Kyrgyzstan and Bolat Bekniyaz, Kazakhstan
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Ahmed Saif Al Matri, United Arab Emirates
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Blaise Louembe, Minister of Housing, Urban Planning, Ecology and Sustainable Development, Gabon
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Eka Soegiri, Indonesia
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Rattan Lal, Ohio State University, US, delivering his keynote presentation
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Abdeladim Lhafi, High Commissioner for Water, Forests and Desertification Control, Morocco
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Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
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CHANGWON INITIATIVE:
 
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Ha Younghyo, Deputy Minister, Korea Forest Service, introduced the Changwon Initiative, which is a contribution to UNCCD COP 10 by the Republic of Korea as the COP 10 President
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Farah Ebrahim, Kuwait
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Mahasin Balla Ahmed, Sudan
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L-R: Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary and COP 10 President Don Koo Lee
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George Awudi, Friends of the Earth, Ghana
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Moon Kook-Hyun, New Paradigm Institute, and Chair, the SLM Business Forum
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Ibrahim Thiaw and Kamar Yousuf, UNEP
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L-R: Naser Moghadasi, Iran, Chair, contact group on the GM, with Rajeb Boulharouf, UNCCD Secretariat
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View of the contact group on the GM discussing text
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PHOTOS FROM THE BOOK LAUNCHES:
THE FORGOTTEN BILLION
 
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LAND FOR LIFE: SECURING OUR COMMON FUTURE
 
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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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