UNCCD: Eleventh Session of the Committee in Charge of Following-Up the Implementation (CRIC 11) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)


Download the Report – In English only: Report of the eleventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention, held in Bonn from 15 to 19 April 2013



Bonn, Germany - Eleventh Session of the Committee in Charge of Following-Up the Implementation (CRIC 11) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) This important meeting was preceded by the third extraordinary session of the Science and Technology Committee (CST-3) and the second Scientific Conference.


♦ This very important conference, which was attended by about 375 representatives of party states and civil society organisations, was aimed at assessing the road travelled concerning the ten-year (2008-2018) strategy for the implementation of the Convention based on an interactive methodology during the plenary for a better exchange of national and regional lessons and experiences. Discussions concerned the following topics: communication strategies to mobilize action on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD);

♦ Crucial questions concerning the alignment of national plans of action (NPA);

♦ Constraints encountered and opportunities offered for the implementation national systems to monitor DLDD phenomenon;

♦ the contribution of the Special Advisory Group of technical Experts (GCSET) on the operational delimitation of affected zones”;

♦ The current financial contribution to the CLD and outlook, including the role of CSOs;

♦ and data access tools and strategic frameworks aimed at increasing access to good practices.


At the end of the five-day meeting, participants acknowledged CST-3 contributions concerning the best way to assess progress achieved in the implementation of the ten-year Strategic Plan of the Convention for the 2008-2018 period, and adopted the final report.


To learn more on the conference and its proceedings, you can consult:




Download the Report – In English only: Report of the eleventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention, held in Bonn from 15 to 19 April 2013


Go back


WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

Read more …

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

Read more …

Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

Read more …

ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

Read more …

Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

Read more …

Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

Read more …

22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

Read more …

CBFP News Archive


There are no news items for this period.