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September 2004





UNEP's Intergovernmental Strategic Plan for Technology Support and  Capacity Building

Second session

Nairobi, Kenya | 2-4 September, 2004

Summary Report | Our summary report is available online in the following formats: 

Summary report


The second session of the UN Environment Programme's High-level Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on an Intergovernmental Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building (IGSP) took place at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2-4 September 2004. The session was attended by over 200 delegates representing governments, UN agencies and programmes, secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. Throughout the session, delegates met in plenary and in two working groups to consider the IGSP Chair's "building blocks" paper, with the aim of producing a negotiating text for the third session of the intergovernmental working group, to be held from 2-4 December 2004, in Bali, Indonesia.

The meeting was held in a cooperative atmosphere, with almost no negotiation of proposed text, as delegates mostly engaged in substantive explanation of positions presented. The general feeling was that Nairobi presented a good opportunity to explore the "philosophy" of a strategic plan, while "serious bargaining" will start in Bali. More.

Relevant Links

 IISD's web resource on the ISP.

ISP-2 Documents

 Chair's Building blocks paper.
 Provisional agenda.

ISP-1 Documents

 Chairs Summary of ISP-1.
 Earth Negotiations Bulletin's coverage.
 Report of the UNEP Executive Director: Elements for an intergovernmental strategic plan on technology support and capacity building
 Input from UNEP's Committee of Permanent Representatives.
 Input from the UNEP Civil Society Consultation.
 UNEP Expert Consultations.
 Report of the 7th meeting of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) was held on 20 April 2004 in New York.

UNEP Governing Council

 Earth Negotiations Bulletin's coverage of the eighth Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum held from 29-31 March 2004, in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

 Go to archives for ENB-coverage of all other UNEP Governing Council related meetings.