21 September - 2 October 2009 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will, among other issues, consider the Joint Inspection Unit assessment of the Global Mechanism, consider options for regional coordination mechanisms, discuss the format for future CRICs and reporting guidelines, and conduct a concurrent scientific conference during the ninth session of the Committee on Science and Technology.  

dates: 21 September – 2 October 2009   location: Buenos Aires, Argentina   contact: UNCCD Secretariat   phone: 49-228-815-2800   fax: 49-228-815-2898   e-mail: secretariat@unccd.int   www: http://enb.iisd.org/desert/cop9/