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ccdcop1s.jpg (5860 bytes) Delegates assemble for the opening of COP 1 on 30 September 1997
Arba Diallo, Executive Secretary of the CCD Secretariat opens the first COP diallo1s.jpg (8290 bytes)
bo1s.jpg (6581 bytes) Bo Kjellén, Chair of INCD-1 through INCD-10
John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda) converses with the COP Chair Mohammad El-Gaouth (Mauritania) ashemohs.jpg (4976 bytes)
cal1s.jpg (4313 bytes) Calestous Juma, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, addresses the first COP
The President of COP 1 from Italy speaks to the meeting chair1s.jpg (4704 bytes)
dg1s.jpg (4989 bytes) Jacques Douf, Director General of FAO