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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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Highlights for Tuesday, 4 September 2007

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.

Committee of the Whole
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
Maria Mbengashe, South Africa Jiao Xiaoxia, China
Maria Mbengashe, South Africa,
presents her country's position
on the ten-year strategic plan.
Jiao Xiaoxia, China

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Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention
Liliane Ortega, Switzerland Kenneth Rivera, Honduras Eiji Toyoda, Japan
Liliane Ortega, Switzerland Kenneth Rivera, Honduras Eiji Toyoda, Japan
Joseph Vernet, Haiti Hassane Saley, Niger
Joseph Vernet, Haiti Dessalegne Mesfin, Ethiopia Hassane Saley, Niger

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Committee on Science and Technology
Panel of the Committee for Science and Technology
The Secretariat introduced the CST agenda.
Naik Sinukaban, Indonesia Loredana Dall'Ora, Italy Eric Schmidt, WorldVision Int.
Naik Sinukaban, Indonesia, suggested that THEMANET should be linked to other databases. Loredana Dall'Ora, Italy Eric Schmidt, WorldVision Int.
Richard Escadafal, France Antoine Cornet, Gabon Uladzimir Sauchanka, Belarus
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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