The seventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 7) will be held at the same time as the First Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), from November 3rd to 14th 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The CST will start by considering the draft two-year work programme and the four-year work plan for the CST. The CST is expected to consider ways to measure progress for strategic objectives 1, 2 and 3 of the new ten year strategic plan, as well as to present methodological suggestions on how to assess the overall implementation of the plan.
The CRIC, starting on Friday 7 November, will focus on three methodological blocks, i.e. presentations and discussions on multi-year programmes of work prepared for the secretariat, the GM, Joint Work Programme between both organisations, the CRIC and the CST. Secondly, reporting issues will be discussed in order to receive additional input for the ongoing work of the secretariat in drafting new guidelines. Thirdly, presentations and discussions on the future format of CRIC sessions to ensure coherence with reporting guidelines will be held during CRIC sessions.
For more information on CRIC 7, please visit the official UNCCD website: www.unccd.int