EXPERT MEETING ON SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE CONVENTIONS ON BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, DESERTIFICATION AND THE RIO FOREST PRINCIPLES: Israel will host a meeting in the Negev on 17 March 1997, to enable 40 legal, policy making and scientific experts to discuss the synergies between the Rio Conventions and the Forest Principles. For more information and nomination of participants, contact: Prof. Uriel Safriel, Director, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel 84990; tel: +972 (7) 653- 2010; fax: +972 (7) 655-4306; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND AFRO-ASIAN EXPERT MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CCD: Niger will host a meeting on implementing the CCD in Niamey, Niger, from 27-30 May 1997 for African and Asian experts. Contact: Harouna Oumarou, Conseiller, Secr�tariat Ex�cutif du CNEDD, P.O. Box 578, Niamey, Niger; tel: +227 72- 25-59/72-31-89; fax: +227 73-58-59.
RESUMED TENTH SESSION OF THE INC OF THE CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION: A resumed session of INCD-10 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18-22 August. Contact: CCD Secretariat, Geneva Executive Center, 11/13 Chemin des An�mones, CH-1219 Ch�telaine, Geneva, Switzerland; tel: +41 (22) 979-9419; fax: +41 (22) 979-9030/31; e-mail: Secretariat.email@example.com.
FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES OF THE CONVENTIONS TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT: The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CCD (COP-1) will be held in Rome, Italy, from 29 September - 10 October 1997. For more information, contact the CCD Secretariat (see above).
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