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13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 13)

6-16 September 2017 | Ordos, China

Highlights for Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Delegates from Turkey and China in an informal consultation

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 Party (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






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Specific funding for coverage of UNCCD COP 13 has been provided by the People’s Republic of China
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