UNCCD 당사자총회의 시민사회단체의 인증을 위한 개선절차

Subject: Revised procedures for the accreditation of civil society organization to the Conference of the Parties of the UNCCD
제목: UNCCD 당사자총회의 시민사회단체의 인증을 위한 개선절차

I would like to make reference to decision 5/COP.10 on revised procedures for the accreditation of civil society organizations (CSOs) and representatives from the private sectors to the Conference of the Parties (COP) and their participation in meetings and processes of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

저는 당사자총회에 대한 시민사회단체(CSOs)와 민간영역 대표들의 인증과 유엔사막화협약의 회의와 절차에서 그들의 참여를 위한 개선절차에 관한 COP10 5번 결정문에 대하여 말씀드리고자 합니다.

Your organization has been accredited as observer to the COP according to Rule 7 of the rules of procedures of the COP and as such has been invited to attend the session of the COP and its subsidiary bodies and to contribute to the UNCCD reporting and review process.

귀 단체는 COP의 절차 규정의 제7조에 의하여 COP의 옵저버로서 인증되었으며 COP의 세션과 그것의 보조기구에 참가하고 UNCCD의 보고 및 검토 과정에 기여하도록 초대받았습니다.

Following a recommendation of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention at its ninth session (CRIC9), the COP reviewed the procedures for the accreditation of CSOs and dedicated to revise the list of organizations proposed for accreditation to the COP.

9차 협약이행검토위원회(CRIC9)의 권고에 따라, COP CSO들의 인증을 위한 절차를 검토하고 COP에 인증을 위하여 제안된 단체의 목록을 수정하기로 했습니다.

In this regard, according to decision 5/COP.10 (attached in annex I), civil society organizations accredited to the COP are requested to submit to the secretariat by 30 March 2012 and every five years thereafter:

이와 관련하여, COP10의 결정문 5(첨부한 부록 I)에 따라, COP에 인증된 시민사회단체들은 2012 3 30일까지 그리고 매 5년마다 다음을 사무국으로 제출해야 합니다:

(i) A written confirmation of your interest in remaining accredited to the Conference of the Parties;

(ii) A declaration that no changes have occurred in the status, juridical personality, governing bodies, membership of your organization and other requirements that may preclude your rights to be admitted to UNCCD meetings with observer status; and

(iii) Any other information relevant to the accreditation, with particular regard to your activities and competence in matters relating to the Convention;

1. 총회에 인증된 채로 남아 있는 것에 대한 귀하의 관심의 서면 확인

2. UNCCD 회의에 옵저버 지위를 인정받는 귀 조직의 권리를 불가능하게 만들지 모르는 귀단체의 지위, 법인격, 이사회, 회원 및 다른 요건에 있어서의 변화가 일어나지 않았다는 신고(선언)

3. 인증과 관련된 어떠한 다른 정보, 특히 협약에 대한 문제에 있어서 귀하의 활동과 권한에 관련된 어떠한 다른 정보

Should the status of your organization, its juridical personality, governing bodies or membership have changed since observers status was granted by the COP in a way that may preclude your rights to be represented at governing bodies’ sessions, please be advised that a new request for accreditation should be submitted to the secretariat according the procedures established for the accreditation of new organizations.

만약 총회에서 옵저버 지위를 승인받은 이래로, 이사회에서 대표되는 귀하의 권리를 불가능하게 만들지 모르는 방식으로, 귀단체의 지위, 법인격, 이사회 또는 회원이 변경되었다면, 인증을 위한 새로운 신청서를 새로운 단체의 인증을 위하여 만들어진 절차에 따라 사무국으로 제출해야 합니다.

Please be advised that in accordance with the above-mentioned COP decision, observer status will be withdrawn from those organizations failing to comply with the above mentioned obligations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information and/or clarification.

위에서 언급된 총회 결정에 따라, 옵저버 지위는 위에서 언급된 의무를 부합하지 못한 단체로부터 철회됩니다.

In this regard, the secretariat would like to request CSOs to send the above-mentioned written communication before 30 March 2012 to the following address:

이와 관련하여, 사무국은 CSO들에게 위에서 언급된 서면 통신문을 다음 주소로 2012 3 30일 전에 보낼 것을 요청합니다.

UNCCD secretariat

Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10, 53113

Bonn, Germany

Fax: (+49-228)8152899

To facilitate this process, a template is attached (Annex II) to this letter and published on the UNCCD web site.

이 과정을 용이하게 하기 위하여, 양식이 이 편지에 첨부되어 있으며(부록 II) UNCCD 웹사이트에 올라와 있습니다.

The Secretariat will acknowledge receipt of communications received and revert back to the requesting organizations should clarification be required. The list of CSOs having complied with this procedure will be published on the UNCCD web site, communicated to the UNCCD national focal points for their information and transmitted to the COP at its eleventh session for action.

사무국은 통신문을 받았다는 확인증을 발급하고 확인이 필요한 경우 요청단체에게 보낼 것입니다. 이 절차를 따른 CSO들의 목록은 UNCCD 웹사이트에 게재될 것이고 UNCCD 국가연락처에 통보될 것이며 제11차 총회에 전송될 것입니다.

I am looking forward to receive your confirmation to continue counting with your organization’s support in the implementation of the Convention.

저는 협약이 이행에 있어서 귀 단체의 지지를 계속하기 위한 귀하의 확인을 받기를 고대합니다.

Sincerely yours,
(Signed in original)
Luc Gnacadja
Executive Secretary

[Photo Slide Show] CSOs at UNCCD COP10

This is a photo slide show about CSOs attending UNCCD COP10 held in Changwon, Republic of Korea in Oct 2011.



Participating in the tenth session of the Conference of Parties

to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

1.      The civil society organizations (CSOs) meeting in Changwon on the occasion of the tenth session of the Conference of Parties (COP10) to the United Nations Convention to Combat desertification (UNCCD) wish to thank the Korean authorities responsible for the coordination of this Conference, the Secretariat of the Convention and in particular, the Korean CSOs network for their efforts and support, together with other organizations which have made this Conference possible.

2.      Participating CSOs highlight the urgency of dealing with desertification. Recent studies indicate that dry lands not only take 41.3% of total land surface but are also home to 2.1 billion people; that is one in every three people worldwide. Moreover, one in every three crops under cultivation today has its origin in the dry lands. Dry lands also support 50% of the world’s livestock, serve as rich wildlife habitats and account for nearly half of all cultivated systems.

3.      Over the years, CSOs have carried out intensive natural resources management activities for enhancement of livelihoods for the rural poor, women empowerment and awareness raising.

4.      We are concerned about the low action on implementing and operationalizing the UNCCD at grassroots level and urge that all Parties be more focused on giving DLDD the priority that it deserves and develop concrete activities to alleviate the sufferings of communities affected by desertification and drought.  Relating to drought, we call for an establishment of emergency mechanisms to deal with disasters caused by this phenomenon.

5.      Gender mainstreaming is the current international approach to advancing gender equality and equity in society. We strongly believe that at the level of national government, they should involve incorporating a gender perspective into all policies, plans, programmes and projects to ensure that these impact on women, men and youth in an equitable way.

6.      The participation of CSOs in the UNCCD process is diminishing year after year compared to the number of accredited CSOs. We strongly reiterate our demand for increased participation of CSOs in the process as enshrined in the Convention. CSOs are deeply engaged in documenting the best practices which are proven and innovative for knowledge sharing. However, it is unfortunate that we CSOs will not be able to share anymore our experiences and expertise directly through the PRAIS to the Conference of the Parties as recommended by the CRIC 9.

7.      We stress the importance to create a global inventory of drought-resistant plants. In this regard, CSOs could contribute in identifying and collecting information on these plants in respective countries in collaboration with science and technology.

8.      We CSOs also demand special attention and strong support of UNCCD for Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs).  ICCAs provide major benefits for conservation and livelihoods and have significant potential for responding to global changes, including combating desertification, climate change, conservation of biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem functions and providing ecological connectivity across the landscape.  ICCAs are an approved part of the CBD Programme of work on Protected Areas, which in our opinion can provide a significant opportunity for cooperation among Multilateral Environmental Conventions.

9.      Strengthening scientific knowledge base on SLM is necessary for effective policy decision making on DLDD. We therefore call for establishment of intergovernmental scientific panel on soil and land in the UNCCD. The work of this panel will also compliment science and technology input within the circles of synergy amongst the Rio Conventions. The composition of the Panel should include CSOs.

10.   We CSOs recommend that this Convention should take the lead in advancing on synergy development for an effective UNCCD implementation. This is because experience has shown that achieving the desired result of the UNCCD strategies cannot be in complete isolation from the other related Conventions.

11.   CSOs have taken initiative here in COP10 to forge an alliance in this Convention to develop and establish a platform amongst their constituencies for exchange of experience, technology and best practices on DLDD. The alliance is also expected to provide an effective partnership and dialogue with the stakeholders of the UNCCD process.

12.   We CSOs welcome and support the Changwon Initiative. In order to be more inclusive and participatory, we demand active involvement of civil society.

13.   CSOs think that some issues need to be addressed urgently in the UNCCD process.  Land grabbing has become a threat to food production, security and food sovereignty in many local communities. Acquisition of large tracks of community farmlands by multinational has set direct competition in access to land for food cultivation by local communities on one hand, and access to land by the multinationals for cultivation of non-edible crops and in particular agro fuel. The land grabs deprives communities of their nourishing capitals which is land.

14.   We also urge upon not only civil societies but also all other parties should pay more attention to extreme poverty and social injustice caused by deforestation and land degradation.

CSO Statement in the Closing Ceremony of High Level Segment of COP10

CSO Statement in the Closing Ceremony of High Level Segment of COP10

Oct 18, 2011

Distinguished World Leaders attending COP10,

We, the Civil Society Organizations (CSOS) attending the COP10 welcome you to this High-Level Segment to find ways and means of addressing desertification, land degradation and drought for the improvement of the living conditions of people from affected areas. The fight against poverty cannot succeed without priority given to drylands, land governance, investment in family farming systems, financing climate change adaptation and providing better food safety and sovereignty.

In their opening statement to the COP-10 last week, CSOs expressed their concern about the slow nature of implementation of actions at the grassroots level.

CSOs have advocated that unless they are fully taken on board in the process of the UNCCD, effective combating of desertification for poverty eradication would remain elusive.

Partnership in the UNCCD process is an obvious need for the realization of the aspirations of the communities to eradicate hunger and poverty.  Essentially, we all know the complexity of challenges in addressing DLDD and this can be met only by action of all the major stakeholders acting together in partnership and linking it with biodiversity conservation and climate change to promote synergies.

CSOs, by their action in the UNCCD process so far, have established their relevance to grassroots achievement of combating land degradation and thus can engage effectively with Parties in designing of development strategies and innovative including local and traditional technologies targeted towards achieving the objectives of UNCCD at all levels.

Distinguished Leaders, CSOs have also noted their diminishing participation in the UNCCD process year after year since the Convention was initiated. This development undermines the spirit of the Convention. We therefore call for an increased participation of CSOs and communities representatives in the process of UNCCD at all levels in order to give effect to the provisions of the Convention and legitimacy of partnership in the process of implementation of the UNCCD.

It is an acknowledged fact that DLDD have become a pervasive problem in affected ecosystems. However, the worst impact of it is experienced by the poor people. The solution lies in mainstreaming SLM into national development policies and practices. 

CSOs request the world leaders to support strengthening the knowledge base of SLM through improved scientific input in order to enhance effective decision making on DLDD.

Distinguished Leaders, CSOs have taken an initiative here in COP10 to forge an alliance in this Convention to develop and establish a platform amongst their constituencies for the exchange of experiences, technologies and better approaches on DLDD. The alliance is also expected to emerge as a formidable entity for meaningful partnership and dialogue with the stakeholders of the UNCCD process.

CSOs present in this Conference of Parties request the World Leaders to extend all possible support to the Changwon Initiative in which we as CSOs expect to play a key role by building a global alliance on desertification and land degradation.

Thank You.