CRIC 10 convened concurrently with COP 10 in Changwon, South Korea from 11 – 21 October 2011 during which Parties discussed targeted recommendations from the review of the assessment of implementation undertaken at CRIC 9. CRIC 10 forwarded nine decisions to the COP for consideration and adoption.
CRIC 9 met in Bonn, Germany, from 16 – 25 February 2011 during which delegates reviewed for the first time information provided by Parties and other reporting entities on the basis of indicators provisionally adopted at COP 9. While Parties reviewed the assessment of implementation on the basis of performance indicators, financial flows and information on best practices, they also initiated the iterative process aiming at improving indicator work. The session concluded with a clear statement that the new online reporting process albeit needing improvement, is a good way forward to improve the review on the implementation of the Convention.
CRIC 8 convened concurrently with COP 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 21 September - 2 October 2009, during which delegates discussed the workplans of the Institutions and Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention, the collaboration with the GEF, reporting guidelines and indicators, performance review and assessment of implementation of the convention and the TOR of the CRIC as a standing subsidiary body to the COP.
CRIC 7 convened in Istanbul, Turkey, from 3-14 November 2008, during which delegates considered: the work plans and programmes for the Convention’s bodies; the format of future meetings of the CRIC; and indicators and monitoring of the Strategy and principles for improving the procedures for communication of information as well as the quality and format of reports submitted to the COP.
CRIC 6 met concurrently with COP 8, in Madrid, Spain from 3 to 14 September 2007, and reviewed the roles that developed and developing country parties should play in resource mobilization, and collaboration with the GEF.
CRIC 5 convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 12-21 March 2007, to review implementation of the Convention in affected country parties in regions other than Africa. The meeting also addressed how to improve information communication and national reporting and reviewed the 2006 International Year for Deserts and Desertification.
CRIC 4 met concurrently with COP 7 in Nairobi, Kenya from 18 to 21 October 2005, and considered strengthening Convention implementation in Africa, improving communication and reporting procedures; mobilization of resources for implementation; and collaboration with the GEF.
CRIC 3 convened from 2-11 May 2005, in Bonn, Germany, and reviewed the implementation of the Convention in Africa, considered issues relating to Convention implementation at the global level, and made recommendations for the future work of the Convention.
CRIC 2 met concurrently with COP 6, in Havana, Cuba from 25 August to 5 September 2003 to review implementation of the UNCCD and of its institutional arrangements, and review of information on the financing of UNCCD implementation by multilateral agencies and institutions.
CRIC 1 was held in Rome, Italy, from 11 to 22 November 2002, during which delegates considered presentations from the five UNCCD regions, and considered information on financial mechanisms in support of the UNCCD’s implementation and advice provided by the CST and the GM.