The thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), along with the sixteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 16) and the thirteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST 13), was originally scheduled to convene in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, from 6-16 September 2017. The meeting concluded a day early, on 15 September.
A high-level segment will also take place during COP 13, from 11-12 September. At COP 13, UNCCD Parties are expected to adopt the Strategic Framework that will guide action under the Convention from 2018-2030, among other decisions. Meetings of the Regional Implementation Annexes in the preparation for COP13/CRIC16/CST13 are scheduled to take place on 4-5 September 2017.
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of UNCCD COP 12 is here.
The SDG Knowledge Hub story at the opening of UNCCD COP 13 is here.