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

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(Above Photo) Meena Gupta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests of India


Delegate from Afganistan


Delegate from Mongolia

CCD COP-6 HIGHLIGHTS
WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2003

In the morning delegates concluded the interactive dialogue among ministers. The COP convened throughout the day to hear statements by the heads of delegation, UN agencies and international organizations. In the evening, the COP considered and adopted draft decisions forwarded by the CST and CRIC.

Informal consultations on the programme and budget, Regional Coordination Units (RCUs), Ad Hoc Group of Experts, synergies, follow-up to regional meetings and rule 47 of the Rules of Procedure met throughout the day and evening. The Fifth Round Table of Parliamentarians began its deliberations on the role of members of parliament in promoting sustainable development at the national level.


Listen to the presentations of:


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





COP-6 President
Simeón
Negrin



Delegate from Gambia


John Ashe, Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda (right)


Hans-Peter Schipulle, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany) and Dagmar Lohan (ENB)


Delegate from Uganda

 
Delegate from Mauritania

 

 


María Esther Bondanza, Director-General for Environmental Affairs, Argentina


Ratemo W. Michieka, Director General, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya

 
Andrey Vavilov (ENB) and Andrei Pronin (Russian Delegation)

 

 


Tahir Iqbal, Minister of State of Pakistan

COP-5 President Charles Basset (above, center) with members of the Canadian delegation
 
Representatives of the IUCN


Delegate from Cape Verde makes an intervention

 
Mohammad Al Saghan, Director-General, Forest and Range Organization of Saudi Arabia


Delegates from the South African delegation

 


Adnan Khozam (above, center), Minister of the Environment of the Syrian Arab Republicir Iqbal


Global Mechanism Side Event:
"New and Innovative Partnership Arrangements Leading to Resource
Mobilisation Platform of Opportunities for Central Asia Republics"


(Photo above, left to right:) Nancy Hamzavi (CIDA), Gulmakhmadov Kurbonalievich (Tajikstan), Khalida Bouzar (GM), Zokhid Nazirov (Uzbekistan), Anneke Trux (GTZ)

(Photos above) participants in the GM side event

 

 


United Nations Security staff members



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/linkages/download/pdf/enb04161e.pdf

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

*ENB summary of COP 5
http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/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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