IISD Reporting Services
at the WSSD

 Earth Negotiations Bulletin:
ENB will provide a daily report on negotiations at the WSSD. This website brings you daily coverage, with images and Real Audio.

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Bulletin des Négociations de la Terre (BNT)

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The World Summit on Sustainable Development

, South Africa | 26 August - 4 September 2002


Weekend highlights, Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 August 2002

Over the weekend of 24-25 August 2002, informal consultations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) have been underway at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chaired by Amb. Dumisani Kumalo (South Africa) the consultations have been held in the Vienna-style setting involving input from key states and negotiating blocks and have focused on the outstanding issues in the Draft Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (A/CONF.199/L.1). 

Negotiations (right)are proceeding paragraph by paragraph through the text. The group has already referred a number of the most contentious issues to small group deliberations and formed a contact group to address language related to means of implementation, trade and finance.


More complete information on the negotiating background to the WSSD and coverage of the informal consultations will be available on the morning of Monday, 26 August 2002.  
Left photo: View of Sandton Square



Daily Web Coverage

24/25 August 31 August
26 August 1 September
27 August 2 September
28 August 3 September
29 August 4 September
30 August Summary

Links to Resources


UN Official Summit website
 UN WSSD Live Website
 South African/JOWSCO website

Key documents
 Draft plan of implementation, 26 June
 Political declaration, proposed elements
 Preliminary prog of meetings & activities
 Link to other key WSSD documents

 WEHAB Framework Papers

Partnerships/Type 2 Outcomes
 Background information and resources
 Vice-Chair's summary on partnerships, annex: Guiding principles for partnerships

ENB's coverage of:

PrepCom IV
 PrepCom III
 PrepCom II
 Prepcom I
 Regional preparatory meetings
 Introduction to the WSSD
- a CSD primer.
 Linkage's portal to the WSSD
- includes background info, photo gallery of key players, WSSD news, publications, calendar, and other online resources.



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