COP12: Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Ankara, Turkey, 12-23 October 2015
The next session of the Convention's decision-making body, the Conference of the Parties (COP), will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 12 to 23 October 2015, with a high-level (ministerial) segment planned during the second week
Press Accreditation: The accreditation for the media is now open. It will close on 30 September 2015. For detailed information, download the press invitation and also download the application for accreditation form. They are available in French and Spanish too. Pay attention to the number of supporting documents listed in the invite that must be submitted with the application form.
Sponsorship to COP12: The secretariat will sponsor the participation of 15 journalists who meet the criteria to be stipulated in a call to be issued next week. If you wish to be considered for sponsorship, you must also be eligible for accreditation. Therefore, you need to submit both the package with your application for accreditation and the package for sponsorship before the deadline for the application for sponsorship. Please note that once you apply for accreditation, you do not need to register for the conference as requested on the host country website. Click on the link to download the call for applications in English, French or Spanish.
Focus of COP12: During COP12, the outcomes of the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by UN General Assembly in September, especially Goal 15.3 on land degradation, will be among the key issues for consideration by COP 12. The COP is also expected to decide on the actions to be taken to pursue land degradation neutrality in order to ensure that the productive land available stays stable over time.
Detailed information about COP12 is available on the UNCCD website and the host country website.
Press Invitation English, French, Spanish
Application for Accreditation in English, French, Spanish