The interactive session on consideration of best practices in the implementation of the Convention continued on Thursday morning, the third and final day of CRIC 15, with delegates providing input on the Secretariat report on accessibility of information on best practices through the Scientific Knowledge Brokering Portal and the Capacity Building Marketplace. Delegates then met in a contact group throughout the remainder of the day to review the draft report of the session, including the conclusions and recommendations.
In the evening the Committee reconvened in plenary for adoption of the report. Following closing statements by spokespersons for each regional group, other delegates and the UNCCD Executive Secretary, Monique Barbut, Chair Raymond Baptiste declared the meeting closed at 7:23 pm.
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Richard Mwendandu, Kenya, on behalf of the African countries and Chair of Regional Implementation Annex I
Co-Chairs of the contact group Jones Muleso Kharika (South Africa) and Ludo Rochette (Belgium)
Karma Dorji, Bhutan, on behalf of the Asian countries and Chair of Regional Implementation Annex II
Haendel Sebastian Rodriguez, Colombia, on behalf of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) and Chair of Regional Implementation Annex III
Closing plenary of the CRIC