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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 Saturday, 9 September 2017

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L-R: Della André Alla, Côte d'Ivoire, confers with Prosper Kalombo and Jean Muneng, Democratic Republic
of Congo

In the morning, UNCCD COP 13 participants convened in plenary for a dialogue with civil society organizations (CSOs), focused on the theme, “Land and Climate,” and in the afternoon the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) met in plenary and forwarded six decisions to the COP. Contact groups met throughout the day to discuss draft decisions related to the COP, the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and CST agendas.

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CSO Open Dialogue Session


Monique Barbut, UNCCD Executive Secretary, delivering her statement to the CSO Open Dialogue Session


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

Rajeb Boulharouf, Chef de Cabinet, UNCCD Secretariat


Liu Fangfei, Anchor, China Central Television, Moderator

Bariş Karapinar, Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC)


COP 13 participants showing the "The Green Handkerchief Initiative" sign


L-R: Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus, Georgia; Ahmed Sékou Diallo, Executive Director, Association de Formation et d’Appui au Développement (AFAD), Mali; Vũ Thi Bích Hợp, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Rural Development, Vietnam; and Bariş Karapinar, Lead Author, IPCC


Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus, Georgia

Andrew Lesa, Youth Representative, New Zealand


L-R: Andrew Lesa, Youth Representative, New Zealand; Robert Tansey, Advisor, The Nature Conservancy; and Juan Riet, Uruguay


Yoko Watanabe, Global Manager, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, M'Boro Indigenous Women and People Association, Chad


Alfredo Blum, Uruguay

Britta Hackenberg, Namibia

Adrián León, Venezuela


Zhang Kebin, China

Emmanuel Seck, Enda Énergie, Senegal

John Kwon Hyuk Dae, Future Forest


Damary Vila, Fundación Antonio Núñez Jimenez, Cuba

Miguel Ángel Crespo, Productividad Biósfera y Medio Ambiente (PROBIOMA)

Fatima Ait Ben Alla, Réseau des Associations de Sud Est, Morocco


Bhawani Shanker Kusum (center), Gram Bharati Samiti, India


Participants from the CSO Open Dialogue showing the "The Green Handkerchief Initiative" sign


Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

L-R: Victor Castillo, UNCCD Secretariat; Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair; Carmen Margina, UNCCD Secretariat; and Rajeb Boulharouf, Chef de Cabinet, UNCCD Secretariat


Jean-Luc Chotte, CST Rapporteur



Murukesan Krishnapillai, Micronesia

Flavia Witkowski Frangetto, Brazil

Pablo Viegas Aurelio, Argentina



Participants at the afternoon session of the CST


Hamid Čustović, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CST Chair, gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:13 pm


COP 13 Snapshots

View of the Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center grounds


L-R: Mbaihoulam Gaou, Chad; Jean-Charles Kemanda-Danguiza, Central African Republic; and Paul
Babidou Zarabingui
, Central African Republic


Delegates from Africa consulting







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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 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), and SWAN International. Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the People’s Republic of China. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).

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