CRIC19 is meeting online
The nineteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 19) to the UNCCD will be conducted online from Monday, 15 March to Friday, 19 March 2021. The five daily online meetings will last for two hours from 12:30 – 2:30 pm Central European Time (11:30-1:30pm GMT/UTC). The meetings will be conducted in the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The issues on the agenda include: early drought management in the form of the Drought Initiative, gender and land rights, restoration of the 450 million hectares of land already pledged under the Convention, operationalization of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, and the interim report the Intergovernmental Working Group on effective policy and implementation measures for addressing drought.