Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been invited to attend the conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention, to combat Desertification in India.

A Special Envoy from the UNCCD and Vincentian Dr. Richard Byron-Cox – made a special call on Prime Minister Gonsalves to deliver the invitation on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, Ibrahim Thiaw.

Mr. Byron Cox said the invitation from the Executive Secretary, seeks the agreement of Dr. Gonslaves, to co-chair a key high-level dialogue at COP 14 on Land, Climate and Renewable Energy.

COP 14, which will be held in New Delhi India from September 2nd to 13th 2019, will feature a high-level segment that would be attended by delegates from 197 signatories to the convention on September 9th and 10th 2019.

Mr. Thaiw said he is aware of Prime Minister Gonsalves Passionate support for the implementation of Agenda 2030 and of his special concern for the protection and sustainable development of Small Island States.



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