Sixth Session of the COP of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 
Havana, Cuba, 25 Aug.- 5 Sept., 2003

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SUMMARY
CCD COP-6 HIGHLIGHTS: TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER, 2003

Delegates met in a morning and afternoon sessions to exchange views with an Inter-Agency Panel of heads of UN agencies and international organizations. Heads of State and Government concluded their round table session with the adoption of a declaration. Informal consultations on Regional Coordination Units (RCUs) took place throughout the day, and another informal group met in the afternoon to discuss the outcomes of the WSSD, rule 47 of the Rules of Procedure.

The Cuban Flag

Photo above: Panel members of the Special Segment in Plenary this morning included representatives from many international organizations: UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, CBD, UNFF, IFAD, GEF, the World Bank, and IFAP


Above photo (left to right): Abdoulie Janneh, Assistant Administrator, Director for the Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Shafqat Kakakhel, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Joke Waller-Hunter, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


Len Good, CEO/Chair, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Ian Jonhson, Vice-President, World Bank

 

 


Koos Richelle, Director General of the European Commission


Hama Arba Diallo, CCD Executive Secretary



Lennart Båge, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development, (IFAD)



Vladimir Bonilla Betancourt, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, (Guatemala)

SPECIAL SEGMENT

Inter-agency panel with heads of United Nations agencies and international organizations "The UNCCD: A new opportunity for an enhanced framework of cooperation in Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding for the promotion of sustainable development in arid ecosystems"


Morning Plenary:


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Afternoon Plenary:

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* Click here for a full text report on today's events





COP-6 President
Simeón
Negrin



Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


US delegate Franklin Moore

(Photo above, left) Elizabeth Thompson, Minister of Housing, Lands and Environment (Barbados)   (Photo above, center): Tahir Iqbal, Pakistan's Minister of State for Environment


Camilla Nordheim-Larson and Simone Quatrini of the Global Mechanism (GM), Federica Meneghetti of the CCD Secretariat,
Alexandre Côté (GM)


CCD Secretariat members Rajeb Boulharouf and Marcos Montoiro

 
(Above, left to right:) Camila Bonifaz (World Resources Institute), Andrea Kutter (Global Environment Facility), Robyn White (World Resources Institute)

 

 


Zaheer Fakir, Delegate from South Africa

Valli Moosa, South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism with Richard Sherman and Andrey Vavilov (ENB)




Links to further information:  

*The UNCCD COP-6 official site
http://www.unccd.int/cop/cop6/menu.php
 

*ENB summary of the First Committee for the Review of Implementation of the Convention (CRIC):
1st week CRIC summary
http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb04161e.pdf

2nd week CRIC summary
http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb04162e.pdf

*ENB summary of COP 5
http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb04160e.pdf

*The UNCCD COP-5 report
http://www.unccd.int/cop/officialdocs/cop5/pdf/11add1eng.pdf

*Linkage's Coverage (audio and photos) of UNCCD Cop-5
http://www.iisd.ca/desert/cop5/

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