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UN Convention to Combat Desertification
Seventh Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention
(CRIC 7) and
First Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-1)


3-14 November 2008 | Istanbul, Turkey

Highlights from Friday, 7 November 2008

The seventh session of the UNCCD Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 7) opened on Friday, 7 November 2008. Delegates participated in a general discussion on the implementation of the ten-year strategic plan before and after an interactive dialogue on UNCCD strategic orientations.




PLENARY SESSION

   
Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD  

Hussein Nasrallah, Rapporteur for CRIC 7.

  Chair Israel Torres

 
Rizwan Irshad, Pakistan   Carlos Andaluz Westreicher, Red Internacional de ONG sobre Desertificacion America Latina y El Caribe (RIOD) and Guillermo Avanzini, Peru

 
Selim Kapur, Turkey
  Franklin Moore, United States

 
Abdelkader Khelifa, Algeria  
Massimo Candelori, UNCCD Secretariat

 
Abdu Alassiri, Saudi Arabia  
Osita Anaedu, Nigeria

 
Bongani Masuku, Swaziland   Wilfredo Alfaro Catalán, Chile

Michael Andrew, Saint Lucia

   
Mohammed Ghanam, Morocco   Mukktar Ahmed, Sudan   Jato Sillah, Gambia

INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON UNCCD STRATEGIC ORIENTATIONS


   
Cristina Manzano, International Federation of Agricultural Producers and Milka Slavia Castro Lucic, University of Chile
Luca Montanarella, European Community
Sem Shikongo, Namibia

   
Christophe Crepin, World Bank
Godert van Lynden, World Soil Information
Philbert Brown, Moderator and Modou Diagne Fada, Chair of the Interactive Dialogue

 
Milka Slavia Castro Lucic
  Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD and Moderator Philbert Brown

SIDE EVENT:
Innovative Finance for UNCCD


In the evening, the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) held an informal briefing on its proposed Terms of Reference for the assessment of the Global Mechanism.

Rajeb Boulharouf and Tadanori Inomata, JIU



Around the conference

NGO represetatives: Miguel Angel Crespo, Bolivia, Jose Miguel Torrico, Chile, Julian R. Varela, Argentina, Andres Sebastian Ramirez, Argentina.


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