COP15: 9-20 May 2022 | Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Pursuant to provisions contained in decision 33/COP.14 and subsequent consultations with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the meetings of its subsidiary bodies will take place at the  Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan from 9 to 20 May 2022.

Regional consultations of affected country Parties of the Convention’s regional implementation annexes for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European country Parties in preparation to COP15 will be convened prior to the session from 7 to 8 May 2022, at the same venue.

A High-level opening ceremony, including a Heads of States Summit, round tables and interactive dialogue sessions among ministers and other high-ranking officials will take place on 9 and 10 May 2022.

Negotiations will focus on the work of the fifteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST15), the twentieth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC20), and to other major issues included in the programme of work of the COP.

A provisional agenda and relevant documents for the session including the “Information for participants” (ICCD/COP(15)/INF.1) document will be available shortly on the UNCCD website.