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12th Session of the Conference of the Parties
to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 12)

12-23 October 2015 | Ankara, Turkey

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Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, visiting a replica of an ethnic Turk village at UNCCD COP 12

UNCCDOn the second day of the two-week meeting, UNCCD COP 12 participants conducted initial discussions on agenda items for the Committee of the Whole (COW), Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and Committee on Science and Technology (CST). Contact groups were established by each body to elaborate draft decisions for consideration by the COP.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis of UNCCD COP 12, which is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at http://enb.iisd.mobi/desert-cop12/


Plenary

L-R: Rajeb Boulharouf, UNCCD Secretariat; Lűtfi Akça, Undersecretary, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs,
Turkey; Jullyette Ukabiala, COP 12 Secretary


Thomas Tichelmann, Chair of the COW (Ireland)

Lűtfi Akça, Undersecretary, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs,
Turkey

Committee of the Whole (COW)

L-R: Markus Repnik, Managing Director, GM; Massimo Candelori, UNCCD Secretariat; Thomas Tichelmann, Chair of the COW (Ireland); Jullyette Ukabiala, Secretary of the COW; and Melchiade Bukuru, UNCCD Secretariat


L-R: Stephen Muwaya and Amb. David Etuket, Uganda


Jozef Buys, Belgium, speaking on behalf of the EU

María Teresa Kralikas, Argentina

Joji Miyamori, Japan


Simon Malete, South Africa

Belsis Llorente Díaz, Cuba

Felipe Costa, Brazil


L-R: A. K. Mehta, India, in informal consultation with Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan


Sun Guoshun, China


Barbara De Rosa-Joynt
, US

Bongani Masuku, Swaziland


Ahmet Senyaz, Turkey

Rawea Alazawy, Iraq

Andrei Kuzmich, Belarus

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


L-R: Anja Thust, UNCCD Secretariat; Richard Mwendandu, Vice-Chair of the CRIC (Kenya); Jullyette Ukabiala, Secretary of the CRIC


Richard J. Mwendandu, Vice-Chair of the CRIC (Kenya)

Yurie Kolmaz, CRIC Rapporteur (Ukraine)


Patrice Burger, CARI

Tenzin Dhendup, Bhutan

Fitzgerald Providence, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, speaking on behalf of GRULAC


CRIC session with Satu Ravola, UNCCD Secretariat, introducing an agenda item on evaluation reports

Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

L-R: Matthias Magunda, CST Rapporteur (Uganda); Victor Castillo, UNCCD Secretariat; Uriel Safriel, Chair of the CST (Israel)


Uriel Safriel, Chair of the CST (Israel)

Matthias Magunda, CST Rapporteur (Uganda)



CST session with Raafat Meisak Attalla, Kuwait, making an intervention



Zanou Armande, Benin

Hadgu Ghebrendrias, Eritrea

Dominga Polanco, Dominican Republic


UNCCD COP 12 Snapshots

Turkish government officials joined by UNCCD Secretariat staff for breakfast at the ethnic Turk village.


Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, with delegates from Africa posing with ethnic Turk people.


Turkish government officials and Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, posing with ethnic Turk people.


Marcos Montoiro, UNCCD Secretariat, delivering his presentation at the Rio Conventions Pavilion.


Reception hosted by Municipality of Ankara


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Specific funding for coverage of UNCCD COP 12 has been provided by the
European Commission, the UNCCD Secretariat and the Ministry of Forest and Water Management of Turkey
SDC UNCCD Ministry of Forest and Water Management of Turkey

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SWAN International, Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French is provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).