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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 Wednesday, 19 October 2011
 
DAILY WEB COVERAGE

UNCCD COP 10
Delegates from GRULAC and Africa in informal consultations
 

On Wednesday, 19 October, UNCCD COP 10 delegates participated in a panel discussion on the mid-term evaluation of the Strategy during the morning. During the afternoon, they engaged in an open dialogue with CSOs, focusing on the theme “Dynamics, challenges and opportunities for civil society in implementing the UNCCD on the ground in the context of the Changwon Initiative.” An evening meeting of the Committee of the Whole discussed agenda items related to the programme and budget, election of officers of the CST and procedures for the participation of CSOs, among other items. Presentations at the Rio Conventions Pavilion focused on the theme “Poverty Reduction and the Rio Convention.” Side events and contact groups also took place during the day.

 
Korea International Cooperation Agency distributed potted plants to UNCCD COP 10 participants as part of their "Plant Green Growth" campaign
 
 
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L-R: Matt Walpole, UNEP-WCMC; Octavio Pérez Pardo, Argentina; Gustavo Fonseca, Global Environment Facility; Maïga Sina Damba, AFAD, Mali
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Cecilia Leal Franco, Fundación Ambiental Oasis de Vida (FAOV)
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Michel Jérôme Tonkoana, Burkina Faso
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Abdoulie Alpha Sanneh, Gambia
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Matt Walpole, UNEP-WCMC
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CRIC Chair Chencho Norbu, Bhutan
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L-R: Nigel Jones, Barbados, in consultation with Michael Andrew, Saint Lucia
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PLENARY: CSO OPEN DIALOGUE
 
 
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Franz Breitwieser, COP 10 Vice-president
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Patrice Burger, CARI, France
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Marie Aminata Khan, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat (CBD)
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Vesa Kaarakk, Finland
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Siv Øystese, GM
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Group photo with participants from civil society organizations
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Byong Hyon Kwon, Future Forest
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Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD Secretariat
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George Owour, Kenya
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L-R: COW Chair Philbert Brown, Jamaica, with Vivian Pliner, Secretary to the UNCCD COP 10
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Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary
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Christian Mersmann, Managing Director, GM
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Kaoussou Diombera, Guinea Bissau
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Abdelkader Khalifa, Algeria
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Maibe Koumandje, Chad
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Augustus Ronald Thomas, Grenada
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Fasil Reda, Ethiopia
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Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary, posing with Ji Yeon Park, Korea Forest Service local volunteer
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AROUND THE UNCCD COP 10:
 
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Carbon offset fund booth
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Yves Guinand, Switzerland, in discussion with participants from the CSOs
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L-R: Wagaki Mwangi, UNCCD Secretariat, and Veronica Lo, CBD Secretariat, pose for a lighthearted moment with local staff
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UNCCD and CBD Secretariat staff
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L-R: Melchiade Bukuru, UNCCD Secretariat, with Yao Bernard Koffi, Côte d'Ivoire
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Ali bin Nasser al-Rasbi, Oman, in a conversation with Korea Forest Service local staff
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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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