United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification CoP-14

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Conference of Parties (CoP)- some facts

Established by the Convention –

  • The Supreme decision-making body;
  • 197 country parties as constituent members.

Main Functions –

  • Review reports submitted by the Parties detailing their commitments;
  • Makes recommendations on the basis of these reports;
  • Make amendments to the Convention or to adopt new annexes;
  • Guides the Convention as global circumstances and national needs change;

COP meetings held biennially since 2001.

COP-13 held in Ordos, China in Sept 2017.