On Wednesday, 13 September, UNCCD COP 13 delegates convened in a morning plenary meeting of the COW to consider: implementation of the comprehensive communication strategy and the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020); promotion and strengthening of relationships with other relevant conventions and international organizations, institutions and agencies; participation and involvement of civil society organizations and the private sector in meetings and processes of the UNCCD; and the business engagement strategy.
In the afternoon, the CRIC adopted six draft decisions on: development and implementation of strategies through national action programmes to achieve the objectives of the Convention in light of target 15.3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; mobilization of resources for the implementation of the Convention; collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and two draft decisions on procedural matters. COW contact groups on the budget and on other matters met during the day and late into the evening.
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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Committee of the Whole (COW)
COW Chair Nosipho Ngcaba
Jones Muleso Kharika, UNCCD Secretariat
Helge Elisabeth Zeitler, EU
Britta Hackenberg, Namibia
CSO participants at the COW session
L-R: Alexandru Marchis, UNCCD Secretariat; and Simone Quatrini, Global Mechanism (GM)
Marioldy Sánchez Santivañez, Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER), Peru
Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)
CRIC Chair Aliyu Bananda
L-R: Sabine Sakr, UNCCD Secretariat; CRIC Chair Aliyu Bananda; and June Budhooram, Secretary
L-R: Nelson Jossamo; Mario Custódio; and Armindo Cambule, Mozambique
L-R: Melissa Cotterill, Australia, with Marcus Davies and Bob Turnock, Canada
Photos from the Launch of the LDN Fund