Side events

During the 2017 meetings of the conferences of the Parties (COPs), side events were held during lunch breaks and in the evenings on major issues covered under the conventions. From 27 to 29 April 2017, specific events related to the Technology Fair were organized.

Side events are a vital component of the COP meetings, as they provide opportunities to Parties, UN agencies and admitted observer organizations to highlight diverse issues related to the objectives of the conventions. They are established as a platform for participants to exchange information and present their work concerning the implementation of the conventions. They can also contribute to foster discussion on key issues being discussed at the COPs.

At the 2017 COPs, a total of 42 side events were organized by 48 organizations, 7 of which were Parties and 41 were Observers. With the aim to widely distribute the wealth of information and knowledge shared during the side events of the COPs, the Secretariat has made the side events programmes and presentations available below. 

Photo Gallery

To download the posters, please go to our album on Flickr

Pictures taken during the side events can be found in individual albums, which are available here