Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 8)
3-14 September 2007 | Madrid, Spain
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Delegates to UNCCD COP 8 met in a morning plenary session to complete the election of COP officers, following which they convened in the Committee of the Whole (COW) and the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) for the remainder of the day.
|Dias of the Committee of the Whole.|
|Ositadinma Anaedu, Nigeria, was designated as Chair
of the COW.
|Presiding over the COW.|
|Sem Shikongo, Namibia, IIWG Chair
presenting his report.
|Mansoui N'diaye, UNCCD Secretariat|
|Liliane Ortega, Switzerland||Kenneth Rivera, Honduras||Eiji Toyoda, Japan|
|Joseph Vernet, Haiti||Dessalegne Mesfin, Ethiopia||Hassane Saley, Niger|
|The Secretariat introduced the CST agenda.|
|Naik Sinukaban, Indonesia, suggested that THEMANET should be linked to other databases.||Loredana Dall'Ora, Italy||Eric Schmidt, WorldVision Int.|
|Antoine Cornet, Fance||Richard Escadafal, France, elected as Vice-Chair.||Uladzimir Sauchanka, Belarus, elected as Vice-Chair.|
|William Dar, the Philippines, CST Chair, urged the CST not to "shy away" from reforms.||Ndegwa Ndiang'ui, UNCCD Secretariat|
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