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

Thursday, 6 June

Delegates convened in a High-Level Ministerial segment in morning and afternoon sessions for an interactive dialogue on partnerships. The contact group negotiating the unresolved Draft Plan of Implementation for the WSSD met on-and-of throughout the day, and a scheduled evening Informal Plenary was cancelled. A ministerial contact group also met informally during the day to negotiate on trade and finance.

High-Level Ministerial Segment: Partnerships

Sir Mark Moody Stuart, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, underscored growing business in the least developed countries as a way to combat poverty, and said that under the Global Compact, this could be done in conjunction with labor organizations and NGOs. He said described a virtual exhibit initiative with UNDP, which will take partnership projects from all over the world, and demonstrate good practices in sustainable development, and will be hooked up in Johannesburg.

Sir Mark Moody Stuart (Right)

Top Photo: Greenpeace Action: A three headed monster portraying Australia, Canada and the US as the "Axis of Environmental Evil" arrived on the beach near the Bali International Convention Center with heads of George Bush (USA), John Howard (Australia) and Jean Cretien (Canada) are the heads of the monster.

Barbados urged countries to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and urged partnerships related to sinks. She also said that HIV/AIDS was the greatest threat to global security, and urged new partnerships to ensure that the incidence of AIDS is reduced.

New Zealand, underscored partnerships founded on genuine trust, with community involvement, mutual outcomes, and ownership, and further called for NATO countries to direct some of their military expenditures to partnerships.

Dairiijav Dagvadorj, Mongolia
Ireland, urged, inter alia, that partnerships be owned by developing country governments, not donors.
Belize, said partnerships should complement national priorities, regional initiatives and Agenda 21 objectives, and be transparent and accountable.

Listen to statements from the High-Level Ministerial segment on partnerships


The Vienna Group
Dumisani Kumalo, Co-Chair of the Vienna Group (South Africa), with the Australian delegation
Vice-Chair Ihab Gamaleldin, Egypt (far left), with the US

South African Environment Minister Vali Moosa with Vicente Vallenilla, Venezuela

Olivier Deleuze, State Secretary for Energy and Sustainable Development, Belgium
Everton Vargas and Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Brazil
Ministers meet with Major Groups
Greenpeace Action

Remi Parmentier and Steve Sawyer, Greenpeace, speak with the press

Miscellaneous Photos:

Remi Parmentier, Greenpeace, with Juan Mayr, Colombian Environment Minister

Bottom right: Mustafa Tolba, Juan Mayr and Maurica Strong

Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP Administrator, during a side event of Capacity Development for Sustainable Development

What Should We Do About the United States?
US-based NGOs from environmental, social justice, youth and human rights organizations decry the actions and attitudes of the US government



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