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Event UNCCD COP 10

The tenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is scheduled to convene from 10-21 October 2011 in Changwon City, Gyeongnam Province, Republic of Korea. 

Delegates at COP 10 will consider agenda items related to, inter alia: the 10-year strategic plan and framework to enhance the implementation of the Convention (2008–2018); the programme and budget; the evaluation of existing and potential reporting, accountability and institutional arrangements for the Global Mechanism; mechanisms to facilitate regional coordination of the implementation of the Convention; progress in the implementation of the comprehensive communication Strategy; procedures for the participation of civil society organizations in meetings and processes of the UNCCD; and maintenance of the roster of experts and creation, as necessary, of ad hoc panels of experts. 

In addition to the COP, a number of additional meetings and segments will take place. The tenth meeting of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST 10) is tentatively scheduled to meet from 11-13 October. The tenth meeting of the Committee on the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 10) is tentatively scheduled to meet for a period a three and one-half days between 11-20 October. Two half-day open dialogues with civil society are scheduled to take place on 14 and 19 October. A special segment, consisting of three round table discussions among Ministers and other officials, will take place from 17-18 October. And an interactive dialogue session with Members of Parliament on 13-14 October also will take the form of round table discussions, with any outcome from the roundtable discussions expected to be communicated to COP 10 for consideration. 

IISD RS will be producing daily reports, web coverage, and a summary and analysis of the meeting. Return to this site on Monday, 10 October 2011, for more information.

Contact information UNCCD Secretariat (email:
Phone: 49-228-815-2800 fax: 49-228-815-2898
Event type Conference
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Source IISD
Geographical coverage South Korea,
Address Changwon Exhibition Convention Center ; Changwon City, Gyeongnam Province
Organizer UNCCD Secretariat
Target audience International
Period [10/10/2011 - 21/10/2011]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH