Highlights and images for 8 September 2017



In the morning, UNCCD COP 13 participants reconvened in parallel sessions of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) and the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) to discuss agenda items, with the COW meeting in plenary in the afternoon. Negotiations in contact groups continued on draft decisions related to the COP, CRIC and CST agendas. A Youth Forum was held throughout the day.

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UNCCD COP 13 commemorative postal stamps and envelopes

Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair, convenes the CST session

Richard Thomas, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Wafa Essahli, Environmental Information for Sustainable Development for Enhanced Management

Mohammed Alzuhairi, Iraq

Kulov Kubanychbek, Kyrgyzstan

Nina Ingrid Vik, Norway

Jorge Luis García, Mexico

Hernando García Martínez, Colombia

Nana Bolashvili, Georgia

Klaus Kellner, South Africa

Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, Science-Policy Interface (SPI)

Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)

Aliyu Bananda, Nigeria, CRIC Chair

Chizuru Aoki, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Sven Walter, Global Mechanism (GM)

Mohsen Abdolhoseini, Iran

Marijana Kapović Solomun, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jason Williams, Antigua and Barbuda

Mohammad Azizul Haque, Bangladesh

Dominga Polanco, Dominican Republic

Puta Tofinga, Kiribati

Sam Contreras, the Philippines

Ana María Rivero Santos, Colombia

Richard Lungu Mfumu, Zambia

L-R: David Oswald, DE Design + Environment, and Simone Quatrini, GM

Committee of the Whole (COW)

Nosipho Ngcaba, COW Chair, convenes the afternoon session of the COW

Nosipho Ngcaba, COW Chair

L-R: Abdourahamane Mariama, Noura Fatchima, Boubacar Zalia Yacouba, Niger

Marcus Davies, Canada

Anna Ballance, EU

Shonisani Munzhedzi, South Africa

Youth Forum

L-R: Zhang Hongwen, China; Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary; and Zhang Yongli, Vice Administrator, State Forestry Administration, China

Participants at the Youth Forum

L-R: Liu Fangfei, Anchor, China Central Television; and Marcos Montoiro, UNCCD Secretariat

COP 13 Snapshots

Delegates from Togo with their UNCCD conference bags

Wagaki Wischnewski, UNCCD Secretariat (center) posing with UN Security

Participants register for a field trip organized by the Government of China


Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions