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Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Desertification (INCD)

The INCD was established (General Assembly Resolution 47/188) in early 1993 as a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly with a mandate to negotiate the Convention. It held 10 sessions and prepared for the organization of the first session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP-1). It completed its work in August 1997.