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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

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Highlights for Friday, 27 September 2013
UNFCCC

Friday, 27 September 2013

On the final day of COP 11, contact groups on budget and non-budget matters, and an informal open-ended drafting group on Rio+20 follow-up convened throughout the day to complete negotiations. A side event on pilot projects in countries most affected by drought and desertification in Africa, and the role of traditional knowledge in combating desertification and poverty, took place in the afternoon.

The final session of the CRIC opened started at 7:24 pm and concluded its work. Immediately following the closing of the CRIC, the COW opened to adopt the CRIC decisions. The COP Plenary opened at 8:43, and proceeded to adopt the COP 11 decisions.

9:30 pm: COW contact group on budget continuing negotiations on unresolved budget matters.

11:37 pm: COW due to reconvene at 12:00 am to consider remaining decisions

12:01 am: Reopening of COW rescheduled for 12.30 am

1:10 am: COW Chair Chencho Norbu, reconvenes COW

1:20 am: COW completed its work, COP reconvenes to adopt remaining decisions

2:34 am: COP 11 President Uahekua Herunga, Namibia, gaveled the meeting to a close

ENB SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS: The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of UNCCD COP 11 will be available on Monday, 30 September 2013 online at: http://www.iisd.ca/desert/cop11/

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Flowering species of Acacia offer a sign of spring and renewal in the Namibian desert
CONTACT GROUPS
 

L-R: Rio+20 informal group Facilitator Sem Shikongo, Namibia in discussion with
Christine Dawson
, US

 

View of the Rio+20 informal group negotiating a draft decision

 
L-R: GM contact group with faciltator Markku Aho, Finland, and Rajeb Boulharouf,
UNCCD Secretariat
 
   
GM contact group locked in a final effort to reach consensus
   
 
CRIC AND COW PLENARIES
 
CRIC dais
 
Luis Estuardo Rios González, CRIC Rapporteur
 
CRIC Chair Mary Rowen
 
CST Vice-Chair Hamid Custovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
L-R: Massimo Candelori, UNCCD Secretariat, COW Chair Chencho Norbu and Sonia Elliott,
UNCCD Secretariat
 
COW Chair Chencho Norbu (center) in a discussion with delegates from Algeria
 
CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
 

L-R: Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary; COP 11 President Uahekua Herunga, Namibia; and Sonia Elliott, UNCCD
Secretariat

 

Benjamin Amadhila, Pan-African Parliament

 

Somarajan Pillai, UNCCD Secretariat

 

Vivian Kinyaga, Desert Research
Foundation, Namibia

 

UNCCD COP 12 poster

 

Ashot Vardevanyan, Armenia

 

Vivek Saxema, India

 

Choi Youngtae, Republic of Korea

 

Philbert Brown, Jamaica

 

Beniamino Salacakau, Fiji

 

Jason Williams, Antigua and Barbuda

 

Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary

 
 

COP 11 President Uahekua Herunga, Namibia, gaveled the meeting to a close at 2:34 am

 

L-R: Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary congratulates COP 11 President Herunga

 
UNCCD COP 11 SNAPSHOTS
 
Raed Bani Hani, Jordan,viewing the ENB web coverage
 
L-R: Sonia Elliott, Maria T. Olvida, Sangeeta Sharma, and Mary Maturi,
UNCCD Secretariat
 

L-R: Jozef Buys, Belgium, in conversation with Birgit Gerhardus, Germany

 
 
Delegates from the US
 

L-R: Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa, in
a converasation with Ana Paulo Chichava, Deputy Minister of Environmental
Affairs, Mozambique

 

L-R: Guillaume Tamba, UN Office in Geneva (UNOG); Elizabeth Mutua, UN Office in
Nairobi; and Ganbold Batmunkh. UNOG

 

L-R: Rejoice Mabudafasi, Deputy Minister of Water, and Environmental Affairs, South
Africa; Elise Marie Haber, South Africa; and Nosipho Ngcaba, South Africa

 

UNCCD Secretariat staff

 

L-R: Elysabeth David and Marcos Montoiro, UNCCD
Secretariat

 
 
   

L-R: UNCCD COP 11 ENB Team with Aaron Leopold; Mihaela Secrieru; Beate Antonich;
Annelies van Gaalen; Suzi Malan; Lynn Wagner; and Franz Dejon

   
 
 
 
         
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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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