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Side events

Side events organized within the sidelines of the official sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and/or its subsidiary bodies convened by the UNCCD provide an informal opportunity for Parties and accredited observer organizations to exchange information and experiences on diverse issues related to the objectives of the Convention.

In the context of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration and with the theme Land. Life. Legacy: from Scarcity to Prosperity, COP 15 is a call to action to ensure that land, the life-land of this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.

Participants who wish to organize side events during the conference are requested to apply to the secretariat using the following telephone, fax and/or e-mail contacts:
Tel.: + 49 228 815 2800
Fax: + 49 228 815 2898/99
E-mail: sideeventsatunccd [dot] int (sideevents[at]unccd[dot]int)

The application form can be downloaded from the Resources tab on this page and should be submitted by 21 March 2022.

Participants are advised that the secretariat is responsible only for room allocation. Time slots and rooms will be accommodated according to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
Should a side event require interpretation services, simultaneous interpretation from English/French/Spanish and vice versa can be made available on a commercial basis through:

CEO – Mr Raymond Lambert KOUACOU
Phone: +225 07 58 30 52 98
E-mail: infoatsuperlingua [dot] net (info[at]superlingua[dot]net)

08 BP 1370 Abidjan 08 – Cote d'Ivoire
Email: jmnandieratyahoo [dot] fr (jmnandier[at]yahoo[dot]fr) / /07-07-09-30-19 /
Phone: +225 27 22-50-31-96 / Fax:(225) 27 22-50-31-95

Translation, Interpretation and Organization of Conferences
01 BP 5898 Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire
Tel.: (225) 22 48 50 57 / 67
Mob. Office: (225) 40 94 89 48
Email: symposiaataviso [dot] ci (symposia[at]aviso[dot]ci) Website:

A list of services available from local providers will be made available on the host country COP 15 website:

For catering services please contact:
Mr. Mohamed Coulibaly
Chief of Sales
Boulevard Hassan II,
08 Bp 01 Abidjan
Côte d'Ivoire
Tel.:+225 27 22 48 26 26
E-mail: H8844-SL1atsofitel [dot] com (H8844-SL1[at]sofitel[dot]com)

Participants are reminded that no side events may be organized during the COP 15 official working hours and the High-Level Opening Segment of the conference (9–10 May).

A calendar of side and parallel events during COP 15 will be published in the official Journal of the session and will also be available here. For any additional information on side events, please refer to the guidelines posted above on the resources.



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