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UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Regional Implementation Meeting in Preparation for CSD-12

Cairo, Egypt | 19 - 21 October 2003

Summary Report | Our summary report is available online in: 

ENB Summary








The Plan of Implementation adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002 stated that the implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the Summit should be effectively pursued at the regional and subregional levels, through the UN Regional Commissions and other institutions and bodies. 

The UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at its eleventh session invited the United Nations Regional Commissions to consider organizing, in collaboration with the secretariat of the CSD, regional implementation meetings in order to contribute to the work of the CSD. The purpose of the Regional Implementation Meetings is to:

         Contribute to advancing implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation;

         Focus on the thematic cluster of issues to be addressed in the on- going Implementation Cycle;

         Provide input to the Secretary-General�s reports and the Sessions of the CSD. These inputs may include identification of obstacles and constraints, new challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices; 

         Provide for contributions from major groups.

In this transition year, regional input for CSD-12 is being obtained through extensions to or as part of previously planned/existing meetings.


Links |

UN Division for Sustainable Development Regional Implementation Meetings: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd12/rim.htm.
CSD-12: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd12/csd12.htm.
ENB summary of CSD-11: http://enb.iisd.org/vol05/enb05193e.html.
ENB coverage of WSSD: http://enb.iisd.org/2002/wssd.
ENB coverage of previous CSD sessions: http://enb.iisd.org/process/sustdevt.htm.
Linkage's Portal to the Johannesburg Summit 2002: http://enb.iisd.org/wssd/portal.html.

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