UNCCD COP 13 News and events


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The thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Ordos, China from 6-16 September 2017. The conference will be held at the Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center in Ordos. The conference proceedings will include the sixteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC16), and the thirteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST13). It’s high-level segment is scheduled on 11 and 12 September 2017.

Drynet will be hosting three side events during COP 13:

Side Event Date Time Venue
Just, accountable and responsible land governance (- implementing the VGGTs in the UNCCD strategic framework 2018-2030) 6-Sep 08:00 to 10:00 MET-21
Do numbers tell the tale? (about operationalisation SDG 15.3, LDN and local initiatives) 8-Sep 13:00 to 15:00 MET-06
Small is Beautifull (small grants for sustainable actions by local land users to prevent and overcome desertification, land degradation and drought) 14-Sep-17 08:00 to 10:00 MET-20

Regular updates from Drynet will be circulated during COP13.

More information on the conference proceedings can be found on the host country website. Online registrations are now open and will close on 25 August 2017. Please click here to register to attend COP13.

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