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COP adopts 11 decisions

Parties spent most of the day Thursday in the contact ​groups negotiating outstanding issues. In the evening, the Conference of the Parties convenend in plenary and adopted the recommendations of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) and the Committee of the Whole (COW)this evening.

Recommendations made by CRIC were: Review of the implementation of the Convention and The Strategy (ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.1, ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.3 and ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.8, ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.7); Promotion and strengthening of relationships with other relevant conventions and international  organizations, institutions and agencies  (ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.2); Programme of work for the thirteenth session of the CRIC  (ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.5 and ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.6); and Additional procedures or institutional mechanisms to assist the COP in regularly reviewing the implementation of the Convention (ICCD/CRIC(12)/L.4).

Recommendations made by COW were: Review of progress in the implementation of the comprehensive communication strategy (ICCD/COP(11)/L.3); Rule 47 of the rules of procedure (ICCD/COP(11)/L.1); and The United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010–2020) (ICCD/COP(11)/L.2).
 
The following drafts were circulated for the consideration by Parties on the same day; Improving mechanisms to facilitate regional coordination of the implementation of the Convention (ICCD/COP(11)/L.4); Special segment: interactive dialogue sessions (ICCD/COP(11)/L.5); Date and venue of the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties (ICCD/COP(11)/L.6); declaration of civil society organizations attending the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties (ICCD/COP(11)/L.7); Declaration by the Sustainable Land Management Business Forum (ICCD/COP(11)/L.8); and Programme of work for the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties (ICCD/COP(11)/L.9).

On Friday, 27 September, the parties will resume negotiations of the final outstanding issues, which include the budget for the biennium, the institutional aspects relating to the Global Mechanism and the way forward regarding the 2012 outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

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