The 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)


Some photos of COP10

30 October 2008

The registration desk sub specie aeternatis

Ramsar souvenirs

The Korean press had photos of this process with a caption indicating that they showed children naturally dying.

A ten-person troupe of elaborately coordinated dancing and drumming

An incredible show

An unfair question

The Secretariat's desk at the side of the plenary

Police officers preparing to fan out round the centre in the morning

Ramsar Secretariat staff and CECO technical support running the large screens' images, videos and presentations

The delegation of Switzerland, host country of the Secretariat

Iraq describing the situation at the Hawizeh Marsh Ramsar site

The able Alternate President, Mr Kim Chan-woo, Director General of the Ministry of Environment of Korea

The rapporteur, Tim Jones, asking for written texts of very long interventions.

The Secretary General providing background on the legal status of the Secretariat

The Russian delegation making an intervention

Another fine day for the traditional arts and crafts festival

A proud traditional Korean foods person

Delegates taking a break from the plenaries

A very nice shopping mall just next door

Traditional stringed instruments

The USA reporting for the Standing Committee Subgroup on Finance

Herb Raffaele, USA, Chair of the Subgroup on Finance, in traditional dress

Some photos of COP10
Official photographer
Potpourri 1
Potpourri 2
Photos by Ramsar staff
1-5 November 2008
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