Following up on decision 5/COP11, 234 CSOs accredited to the COP and belonging to one of the 5 UN Regional groups of Member States were invited to nominate a representative to the CSO Panel.
By 30 November 2013, 75 nominations were received.
Africa: Emmanuel Seck (ENDA, Senegal) Asia: Tanveer Arif (SCOPE, Pakistan)GRULAC: Juan Luis Merega (Fundación del Sur, Argentina)WEOG: Patrice Burger (CARI, France)EEG: Elmedina Krilasevic (fea, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
In addition to the CSO representatives the panel also include the following staff of the secretariat:
Anja Thust (UNCCD Secretariat)Richard Byron - Cox (UNCCD Secretariat)