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Media Accreditation to the UNCCD Conferences in April Now Open

​08/03/2012. The secretariat is now receiving requests for the accreditation of journalists to the third special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-3), the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference and the Eleventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11). The meetings will take place back-to-back from 9-19 April 2013 in Bonn, Germany.

Journalists needing visas to travel to Germany are especially encouraged to submit their accreditation forms and invitation document early for issuance of the invitation letter. Download the application form and information on accreditation as needed.

‘Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas’ is the focus of the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, which will take place on 9-12 April.

A wide range of stakeholders – scientists, academics, policy makers, activists and private sector representatives – will assemble to conduct the first global economic assessment of the costs and benefits of sustainable land management and resilience.

The scientific conference is nested in the CST S-3 meeting that will hold its sessions on Monday morning, 9 April and on Friday afternoon, 12 April.

The meeting to review the progress in implementation of the Convention will follow from 15-19 April, also in Bonn. The Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention meeting in its eleventh session (CRIC 11) will assess implementation for the first time using impact indicators. The Parties measured the proportion of the population above the poverty line and change in the status of land cover.

Additional information on the meetings is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). General information on logistics is provided in the Information note for Participants.

For more information on media accreditation to these meetings contact:
Ms Wagaki Mwangi, Public Information and Media Officer, UNCCD; email:; tel: +49-(0)228-815 2820 and cell: +49-(0)173-268 7593 (in Germany); fax: +49-(0)228-815 2898/9.

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