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) Facho Balam, APPE (Chad)



Khadija Razavi, CENESTA (Iran)

CCD COP-6 HIGHLIGHTS
THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2003

In the morning, delegates participated in an open dialogue session between NGOs and governments regarding agroforestry and nomad pastoralism.

Informal consultations on the programme and budget, Regional Coordination Units (RCUs), Ad Hoc Group of Experts (AHGE), rule 47 of the Rules of Procedure, follow-up to regional meetings, synergies, and the criteria for the review of the CRIC continued throughout the day and late into the night.

The Fifth Round Table of Parliamentarians concluded its work with the adoption of a parliamentary Declaration.


Listen to the presentations of:

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





Hama Arba Diallo, CCD Executive Secretary



The Open Dialogue Session Moderator


Alawiyya Jamal, SECS (Sudan)



(Photo) Morning Open Dialogue Session on argoforestry and nomad pastoralism in plenary


Muftah Unis, General Secretary of the Organisation Africaine de Cartographie et de Télédetection

 
Delegate from Burkina Faso

 

 


Abjullah Younes, Palestine Embassy Consul in Cuba (Palestine)


Delegate from Gabon

 
(Left to right) Members of the Brazilian Delegation Paula Duarte, João Bosco Senra, Ivete Oliveira and Francisco Iglesias


(In photo above, on left:) G-77/China President (Morocco)

 


Godwin Fishmani Gondwie (Zambia) and Mohamed Saleh Al Musaibli (Yemen)


Zakiya Uzoma-Wadada, Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development (Trinidad)

 
Lisa Schipper and Leslie Paas (ENB)

 

 


Khukmatullo Akmadov, Tajikistan
         


Civil Society Dialogue:
"Brazilian Semi-Arid and Desertification Impacts"
(Presentation organized by the Brazilian Semi-Arid Articulation)


João Otavio Malheiros coordinated the led the presentation (on right)

 

(Photo above) Cuban participants in the Brazilian side event

 


Delegates from Mali relaxing after the Open Dialogue Session



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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