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Amb. Munir Akram announced his country's five-year action plan to implement Agenda 21 in partnership with NGOs, the private sector and the media. He identified five areas in which cooperation or lack of it determines the sustainable development of all countries: financial flows, trade, technology flows, consumption patterns and population. Economic and human development, as well as environmental protection, are elements of sustainable development. He said that the Secretariat should prepare a comprehensive report on sustainable development and trade. He thought that the unilateral actions of countries hosting sectoral meetings should not determine the CSD's programme of work.