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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 Friday, 7 September 2007

Delegates to UNCCD COP 8 convened in a morning meeting of the Committee on Science and Technology to adopt eight draft decisions, which were subsequently adopted by the COP during an afternoon plenary meeting. The contact group on programme and budget held its first meeting during the afternoon, while contact groups on the ten-year strategic plan and CRIC met during the day and into the night.

Committee of Science and Technology
Fernando Coimbra, Brazil Ndegwa Ndiang'ui, UNCCD Secretariat Khaled Al Sharaa, Syria
Maria Nery Urquiza Rodriguez, Cuba, CST 8 Vice-Chair; Viorel Blujdea, Romania and Lawrence Townley-Smith, Canada, co-chairs of the CST contact group.
Maria Nery Urquiza Rodriguez, Cuba, CST 8 Vice-Chair; Viorel Blujdea, Romania and Lawrence Townley-Smith, Canada, co-chairs of the CST contact group.
Mike Pellant, US Octavio Perez Pardo, Argentina

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Plenary
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Cristina Narbona, Minister for the Environment of Spain, COP 8 President.
William Dar, the Philippines, CST Chair Ositadinma Anaedu, Nigeria, COW Chair Franklin Moore, US, CRIC Chair
Ariel Rusiñol, Uruguay Khaled Al Sharaa, Syria
Contact Group on Programme and Budget Contact Group on the Ten-year Strategic Plan
Contact Group on the CRIC

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Around the conference
Internet cafe Participants during a break
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