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Committee on Science and Technology (CST)

A subsidiary body of the Convention whose function is to advise the Conference of the Parties on scientific and technical matters regarding the combat against desertification. The Committee on Science and Technology elects its own Bureau. 

The Committee on Science and Technology (CST) is a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties (COP). It provides the COP with information and advice on scientific and technological matters relating to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought. The CST meets in conjunction with the ordinary sessions of the COP and is multidisciplinary and open to the participation of all Parties. It is composed of government representatives competent in the relevant fields of expertise

 (Source: The Convention, Article 24 http://www2.unccd.int/sites/default/files/relevant-links/2017-01/UNCCD_…)

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