CONVENTIONS DES NATIONS UNIES SUR LA LUTTE CONTRE LA DESERTIFICATION

Plate der Vereinten Nationen 1
PO Box 260129
53153
BONN  (Allemagne)
www.unccd.int
Mrs Monique BARBUT, Secretary General

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he permanent secretariat of the Convention was established in Article 23 of the UNCCD. It has been located in Bonn, Germany since January 1999. 
 

In line with Article 23 of the UNCCD, the key function of the secretariat is to service the sessions of the COP and its subsidiary bodies. This includes a multitude of tasks, ranging from the preparation of substantive documentation to logistical arrangements for the sessions.

The ten-year Strategy specifies the mandate of the secretariat for the period 2008-2018. According to The Strategy, ..."

Successful implementation of this strategic plan requires a strengthening of the core servicing, advocacy and agenda-setting and representation functions of the UNCCD secretariat – with commensurate capacity and resources – in order to support Parties, the COP and the subsidiary bodies of the Convention in fulfilling their respective roles. The secretariat has a lead role for operational objective 1 [on advocacy, awareness raising and education] and specific outcomes of operational objectives 2 and 3 [on policy framework and science, technology and knowledge, respectively] as well as a support role in other operational objectives [on capacity building and financing and technology transfer]...".

In 2014, a UNCCD monitoring and evaluation system was launched, with the aim to promote greater understanding of the work carried out under the UNCCD and to strengthen the secretariat and GM’s external credibility and accountability. This system will also support the secretariat and GM's oversight responsibilities and decision-making, and enhance the internal culture of learning.

 


he permanent secretariat of the Convention was established in Article 23 of the UNCCD. It has been located in Bonn, Germany since January 1999. 
 

In line with Article 23 of the UNCCD, the key function of the secretariat is to service the sessions of the COP and its subsidiary bodies. This includes a multitude of tasks, ranging from the preparation of substantive documentation to logistical arrangements for the sessions.

The ten-year Strategy specifies the mandate of the secretariat for the period 2008-2018. According to The Strategy, ..."

Successful implementation of this strategic plan requires a strengthening of the core servicing, advocacy and agenda-setting and representation functions of the UNCCD secretariat – with commensurate capacity and resources – in order to support Parties, the COP and the subsidiary bodies of the Convention in fulfilling their respective roles. The secretariat has a lead role for operational objective 1 [on advocacy, awareness raising and education] and specific outcomes of operational objectives 2 and 3 [on policy framework and science, technology and knowledge, respectively] as well as a support role in other operational objectives [on capacity building and financing and technology transfer]...".

In 2014, a UNCCD monitoring and evaluation system was launched, with the aim to promote greater understanding of the work carried out under the UNCCD and to strengthen the secretariat and GM’s external credibility and accountability. This system will also support the secretariat and GM's oversight responsibilities and decision-making, and enhance the internal culture of learning.

 











       

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