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The World Summit on Sustainable Development
Fourth Preparatory Committee (WSSD PrepCom
Bali, Indonesia | 25 May - 7 June 2002  

Monday, 27 May

Delegates met in a morning Plenary session to hear statements from Nabiel Makarim, Indonesian Environment Minister, Nitin Desai, Secretary-General for the WSSD, Hans Hoogeveen, the Netherlands, and Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Samoa. Delegates also adopted the agenda and the organization of work, and briefly addressed accreditation of intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. The Multi-stakeholder dialogue segment began in the afternoon, and delegates heard statements on sustainable development governance. Working Groups I and II met throughout the day and contact groups also convened on energy, oceans and good governance.


Indonesian environment minister Nabiel Makarim highlighted three main issues to be addressed: poverty eradication, unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and environmental protection. He said a spirit of partnership and mutual trust was critical.
Lowell Flanders, DESA Secretariat, JoAnne DiSano, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and Nitin Desai
Delegates adopted the agenda and PrepCom Chair Emil Salim introduced agenda items on organization of work, accreditation of intergovernmental organizations and accreditation of NGOs. Regarding NGO accreditation, he, inter alia, suggested that a decision regarding accreditation of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy be deferred until the Friday Plenary session on 31 May.
Chair Salim after the morning Plenary
Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, with Mustafa Tolba, former UNEP Executive Director
Shaking hands after the morning Plenary

 The morning Plenary

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

Co-Chair of Working Group III on sustainable development governance Lars-Goran Engfeldt, Sweden, with Chair Salim and Zehra Aydin, DESA Secretariat

Monique Essed-Fernandes, Women's
representative, said the existing power structure must be dismantled. She called for effective government policies, conditions and institutions for implementation of sustainable development governance, and permanent status in the UN for civil society to ensure more effective partnerships, and urged adoption of a convention on corporate accountability.

Joji Cariño
, Indigenous Peoples' representative, said government structures must strive for greater equity, transparency and accountability. She called for respect for indigenous territories and for self-determination, and sustainable development governance at all levels. She said the Decade for Indigenous Peoples should culminate in the convening of a world conference on indigenous peoples' sustainable development, asked donors to establish funds for indigenous peoples' sustainable development, and called for a legally binding convention on corporate accountability.

Kaarin Taipale, Local Authorities
representative, stressed that local governance is an integral part of sustainable development and assists in effectively implementing national strategies.

Afifa Raihana, Youth
representative, called for corporate accountability and debt cancellation. She said youth must be equally and fairly represented at all levels of decisionmaking, called for full participant status for youth, not only as observers, and said money currently spent on the military should be redirected to building capacity of youth.

Lord Holme, Business
representative, welcomed the combination of Type 1 and Type 2 initiatives in the WSSD. He noted that the Summit should be more than just a meeting of Heads of State, and be more a meeting of stakeholders. He also stressed the important role of partnerships at the local level and how they can provide a model for partnerships at the national level.
During the dialogue discussion, the issue of water management was debated. Litha Musyimi-Oyana, Women's representative (right) said women must play a central role in the governance of water. Business supported privatizing water as an effective means of increasing efficiency. NGOs said community-level water management has proven to be very effective.

The podium during the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

PrepCom Chair Emil Salim and Zehra Aydin, DESA Secretariat

Chair Salim inquired about how local authorities can draw on the implementation document for their action plans 

JoAnne DiSano, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and Nitin Desai, Secretary-General for the WSSD, during the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Sustainable Development Governance

NGOs consult before the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue
Working Group I
Luis Niño, Venezuela, for the G-77/China
Delegates during Working Group I
PrepCom Chair Emil Salim consults with delegates on his text

Working Group II

Dirk Pilari, DESA Secretariat, with Working Group II Co-Chair Richard Ballhorn
More revised versions of the Chair's text

Contact Group: Good Governance

The US, the EU and Japan during the contact group on good governance
Koen M. Davidse, Chair of the contact group on good governance, with Rod Holesgrove, DESA Secretariat

Miscellaneous Photos

Hanging out in the corridors: Felix Dodds, Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future, with Jocelyn Dow, a member of the Secretary-General's Eminent Person's panel, member of the delegation of Guyana, and President of WEDO





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