Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many meetings and conferences have been postponed or are taking place virtually. Some locations have resumed limited in-person meetings which comply with local public health instructions for social distancing. Participants will receive detailed information about attending the meeting from the organizer.

UN Geneva is conducting an online survey open to all delegates who have attended a conference or a meeting at the Palais de Nations, whether in-person or remotely. The survey is available in the six official languages of the United Nations and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete

Veuillez prendre note qu'en réponse à la situation de la pandémie COVID-19, de nombreuses réunions et conférences ont été reportées ou se déroulent virtuellement. Dans certains sites, la présence en personne aux réunions a été limitée, conformément aux instructions de la santé publique locale pour la distanciation sociale. Les participants recevront, de la part de l'organisateur, des informations détaillées sur la procédure à suivre pour participer à la réunion.

L'ONU Genève mène une enquête de satisfaction en ligne concernant ces services et invite tous les représentants qui ont participé à une conférence ou à une réunion au Palais des Nations, que ce soit en personne ou à distance, à participer. L'enquête est disponible dans les six langues officielles de l’ONU. Il faut environ 5 minutes pour y répondre.


The Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC) is a subsidiary body of the Convention to Combat Desertification. Under its new terms of reference, adopted at COP13, during intersessional sessions, the CRIC is to:

a) Undertake an assessment of implementation progress indicators every four years and against narrative sections within the reporting template every two years;

b) Review financial follows for the implementation of the Convention.

Following the adoption of a new strategic framework for the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), reporting procedures were adapted and Parties were provided with default data on land based indicators. CRIC 17 will review information submitted on the 2018 – 2030 Strategic Framework for the first time with a view to providing targeted recommendations on strategic objectives. Also in accordance with requests made by Parties, the session will facilitate interactive exchanges among Parties and their development partners on topics selected by the Bureau of the CRIC.

On 28 November 2017, the Government of Guyana made an offer to host the session and it was decided to have CRIC 17 from 28 to 30 January 2019 in Georgetown, Guyana.

Consultations of affected country Parties of the Convention’s regional implementation annexes for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern Mediterranean and Central and Eastern Europe will be convened on 27 January 2019, at ACCC in preparation for CRIC 17. A training fair will be organized for national focal points prior to CRIC17 on 25 and 26 January 2019.

For more information, you can check out the UNCCD website:

Arthur Chung Convention Center, Georgetown, Guyana
Starts Jan 28, 2019 05:00
Ends Feb 7, 2019 13:00

Should you need further information, you may contact the accreditation team as follows:

Tel: +49 228 815 2841 / 2843 / 2822 / 2881 - Bonn

Tel. +49 228 815 2806 - Bonn


Tel. +49 228 815 2820 - Bonn
Cell +49 173 268 7593 - Roaming

We look forward to welcome you to CRIC 17.