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Land Policy & Practice

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP11)
“A stronger UNCCD for a Land Degradation-Neutral World”

16-27 September 2013 | Windhoek, Namibia

Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
Highlights for Monday, 23 September 2013
UNFCCC

The two-day high level segment at UNCCD COP 11 opened on Monday morning, with welcoming statements from the host government and UNCCD Secretariat, a message from the UN Secretary General, and special statements from regional and interest groups. Two round tables then convened on: “The role of the UNCCD in achieving a LDNW in the context of sustainable development;” and “Overcoming the hurdles of scaling up and disseminating good practices in the context of the UNCCD implementation process.”

In the morning and afternoon, two COW contact groups on budget and non-budgetary matters and the CRIC contact group on strengthening relationships with relevant conventions and international organizations, continued work on draft decisions.

Among side events, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Syngenta and the UNCCD co-organized an informal breakfast dialogue on business and policy solutions for sustainable land management (SLM), followed by a SLM-Business Forum that convened for the rest of the day.
At the Rio Conventions Pavilion, the GEF and partners convened Resource Mobilization Day.

In the evening the UNCCD Secretariat hosted a high-level dinner during which awards were presented to three winners of the second Land for Life Award and five recipients of the Drylands Champions award.

African wild dogs, one of the most endangered mammals on earth with only about 2000
found in the wild, mostly in Namibia and Botswana
 
HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT
 

Marco Hausiku, Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia

 
Veerle Vandeweerd, UN Development Programme,
speaking on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon
Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary
 
L-R: N'Diaye Mansour, UNCCD Secretariat; Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary; Marco Hausiku,
Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia Uahekua Herunga, COP 11 President, Namibia; Sonia Elliott,
UNCCD Secretariat; and Veerle Vandeweerd, UNDP
 
SPECIAL STATEMENTS ON BEHALF OF REGIONAL AND INTEREST GROUPS
 
Salif Ouédraogo, Minister of
Environment and Rural Development,
Burkina Faso
 
Igor Kachanovsky, Deputy Minister,
of Environment, Belarus
 
Valentinas Mazuronis, Minister
of Environment, Lithuania, speaking
on behalf of the EU
 
Susheel Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India
Geremia Aguilar, Vice-Minister of Environment, Panama
Beniamino Salacakau, High Commissioner of Fiji to South Africa, speaking on behalf of G-77/China
 
Mathias Fikameni, Young Achievers
Empowerment Project, Namibia,
speaking on behalf of the Youth
Uriel Safriel, Israel, speaking on behalf
of Northern Mediterranean Group
Nathalie van Haren, Both Ends,
the Netherlands, speaking on behalf
of CSOs
 
ROUND TABLE 1: ROLE OF THE UNCCD IN ACHIEVING A LAND DEGRADATION-NEUTRAL WORLD
IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
 
L-R: Mansour N'Diaye, UNCCD Secretariat; Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa; Uriel Safriel, Israel; Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary; Hon. Bernice Adiku Heloo, Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana; Susheel Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India; Sonia Elliott, UNCCD Secretariat; Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development, UK; Veerle Vandeweerd, UNDP; Alireza Owrangi, Deputy Minister and Head of Forests, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization, Iran; Timo Mäkelä, European Commission; and Mor Ngom, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal
 
Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa
 
Bernice Adiku Heloo, Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
 
Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development, UK
 
ROUND TABLE 2: OVERCOMING THE HURDLES OF SCALING UP AND DISSEMINATING GOOD PRACTICES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE UNCCD IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
 
   
Chris Reij, World Resources Institute, giving his keynote address
   
 
L-R: Neville Gertze, Ambassador of the Namibia to Germany; Michel Mordasini, Assitant Director-General, Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation, Switzerland; Sangeeta Sharma, UNCCD Secretariat; and Dennis Garrity, UNCCD Drylands
Ambassador
 
Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from
the Sahel, Burkina Faso, renowned as
"the man who stopped the desert"
 
Mudiyanselage Uthpala
Dayanada Basnayake
, Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Environment and
Rural Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
 
Amb. Carlos Manuel Rojas Lago,
Ministry of Agricultural Affairs, Cuba
 
CONTACT GROUP
 
COW contact group on non-budget matters
 
UNCCD COP 11 SNAPSHOTS
 
Luc Gnacadja, the outgoing UNCCD Executive Secretary, with his successor, Monique Barbut,
former CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility
 
SLM-Business forum in session
 
   
L-R: Wang Wenbiao, President of ELION Group, China; Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD
Executive Secretary; Neville Gertze, Ambassador of the Namibia to
Germany; Kook Hyun Moon, Chair of the SLM Business Forum
   
 
Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary, being interviewed by the press
 
L-R: Marie-Paule Lorka-Cavri, Gisella Kalipi,
and Frederika Teixeira, UNCCD Secretariat
 
L-R: Fatimata Dia and Rajae Chafil, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
 
L-R: Malta Qwathekana, South Africa, and Christine Dawson, US
 
Delegates from South Africa
 
 
 
         
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Related Links
UNCCD resources

*COP11 website

*COP11 annotated agenda

*COP11 documents

*CST 11 provisional annotated agenda

*CST 11 documents

*CRIC 12 provisional agenda

*CRIC 12 documents

*Host country website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, CST S-3 and CRIC 11, 9-12 and 15-19 April 2013, Bonn, Germany

*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 10, 10-21 October 2011, Changwon City, Republic of Korea

*IISD RS summary of UNCCD CST S-2 and CRIC 9, 16-18 and 21-25 February 2011, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

IISD RS coverage of 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

*Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) coverage of desertification negotiations

*LAND-L - A news and announcement list on land policy issues

*Land Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Sustainable Land

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news<

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