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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Second Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Ninth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 9)

16-18 and 21-25 February 2011 | Bonn, Germany
Highlights for Friday, 25 February 2011
CST-S2/CRIC 9 Delegates at the ninth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 9) received the draft report of CRIC 9, as contained in ICCD/CRIC(9)/L.1, at 8:05 pm on Friday, 25 February. The closing plenary convened approximately 30 minutes later, during which delegates considered the draft report paragraph by paragraph, and ultimately adopted the document. Following several closing statements, thanking fellow participants for their work and looking forward to the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties in October 2011, CRIC 9 Chair Chencho Norbu gaveled the meeting to a close at 10:35 pm.
View of the Rhine river in Bonn
Delegates adopted the report of CRIC 9 and the meeting was gaveled to a close at 10:35 pm.
Daily highlights (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
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Delegates applaud at the close of CRIC 9.
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African Delegates Confer on the Draft Report of CRIC 9.

Delegates at closing plenary
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Jong Hwan Lim, Republic of Korea.
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Bernd Wirtzfeld, Germany.
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Hussein Shahin, Jordan; Takuo Sato, Japan; Philbert Brown, Jamaica.

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EU Delegates Confer with CRIC 9 Chair in the Afternoon.
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Delegates Received the Draft CRIC 9 Report at 8:05 pm.

Around the Venue
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Conference Services staff at work.

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CSOs wait for the draft report of CRIC 9.
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Antoinette Macumi, Burundi; Ambroise Zanga, Central African Republic; Antonio Micha Ondo, Equatorial Guinea; Jean Ilunga Muneng, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The Republic of Korea hosted a booth for UNCCD COP 10: (L-R) Soun Yang, Korea Forest Service; Utchang Kang, Korea National Arboretum.
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*CST-S2 documents
*CRIC 9 documents
*UNCCD Global Mechanism

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 9), 21 September - 2 October 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CST S-1 and CRIC 7, 3-14 November 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD High-Level Policy Dialogue, 27 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary of the First Extraordinary Session of the Conference of the Parties (ESCOP) to the UNCCD, 26 November 2007, UN headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 8, 3-14 September 2007, Madrid, Spain
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD CRIC 5, 12-21 March 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina
*IISD RS coverage of UNCCD COP 7, 17-28 October 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*Coverage of previous UNCCD COPs, CRIC and other related meetings by IISD-RS
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*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
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