Highlights and images for 14 September 2017



On Thursday, 14 September, UNCCD COP 13 delegates convened in a morning plenary of the COP and adopted: a decision on the credentials of delegations, as well as the reports of the Committee on the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and the Committee on Science and Technology (CST).

The Committee of the Whole (COW) contact groups on budget and on other matters met throughout the day and into the evening to consider draft decisions on, among others: Terms of Reference for the CRIC; the future Strategic Framework; policy advocacy on drought; and synergies with other Conventions.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the UNCCD COP 13. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Conference of the Parties (COP)

L-R: CRIC Chair Aliyu Bananda; CST Chair Hamid Čustović; Pradeep Monga, UNCCD Deputy Executive Secretary; and Jia Xiaoxia, China, on behalf of the COP 13 President

Jia Xiaoxia, China, on behalf of the COP 13 President

CST Chair Hamid Čustović

CRIC Chair Aliyu Bananda

L-R: Carmen Margina, UNCCD Secretariat, and Rajeb Boulharouf, Chef de Cabinet, UNCCD Secretariat

Trevor Benn, Rapporteur

Anja Thust, UNCCD Secretariat

L-R: Cindy Ehmes, Micronesia; Atelaite Matoto, Tonga; and Carmel Jonduo, Papua New Guinea

L-R: Illani Zuraihah Ibrahim; Nasrul Haqiim Mohd Nasir; and Zahida Zam, Malaysia

L-R: Carl Fiati; Charles Quansah; and Asher Nkegbe, Ghana

COP 13 Snapshots

Guang Yang, ENB/IISD, distributing ENB dailies to delegates from Burkina Faso

UNCCD COP 13 registration team

Press clippings about COP 13

Participants peruse publications from the Rio Conventions Pavilion