The Third Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-3) with the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought and the Eleventh Session of the Committee for the Review of Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11) will take place from 9-19 April 2013, at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.
CST S-3 will feature the UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference on the theme, “Economic assessment of desertification, sustainable land management and resilience of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas,” organized by GRF Davos as the lead institution, under the guidance of the CST Bureau. The agenda of CST S-3 includes a focus on the refinement of the impact indicators to be used to assess the direction of change in land productivity and livelihoods.
Immediately following these meetings, the Eleventh Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11) will take place at the same venue from 15-19 April. The same will be preceded by regional meetings preparatory to the CRIC11.
Venue of the session
All the meetings, except side events, will be held at the following address:
The CST S-3 session will convene its work on 09 -12 April 2013. The UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference will be held during the CST S-3 session, from Tuesday, 09 April 2013 at 15:00 p.m. until Friday, 12 April 2013 at 13:00 p.m.
The CRIC 11 session will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 15 April 2013 and end at 18:00 p.m. on Friday, 19 April 2013.
The regional meetings preparatory to the CRIC11 will be held on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April.
The working hours of the meetings will normally be from 10:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. and from 15:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Information on Logistics
For general information on travel, accommodation and other logistical issues refer to the Information Note to Participants (ICCD/CRIC(11)/INF.1) which will be shortly made available online on the UNCCD website.
The documentation for UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, including the program, short and extended abstracts and live streaming will be available online at: http://2sc.unccd.int/home/