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Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) and Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (Africa-RIM) in preparation for the Twentieth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable (CSD-20)

19-21 November 2012 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Highlights for Monday, 19 November 2012
Flags at the UN Offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Earth Negotiations Bulletin writer at CFSSD-8, Nicole de Paula Domingos, discusses ENB coverage with Lamin G. Barrow, African Development Bank.
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CFSSD-8 and Africa-RIMThe Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) and the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting for the Twentieth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-20) opened at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday 19 November 2012. The meeting, organized in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides, inter alia, a platform for the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (Africa-RIM) to discuss and adopt an Outcome Document to serve as Africa’s collective input to CSD-20, focusing on the main outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

The session was opened by Ambassador Lazare Makayat Safouesse, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who was elected Chair of the CFSSD-8 Bureau. In opening statements, Josué Didoné, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), underlined the strategic opportunity of the meeting to deliberate on Africa’s priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Federica Pietracci, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA, outlined a number of initiatives at the UN to take forward outcomes from Rio+20. Lamin G. Barrow, AfDB, underlined the need for broad-based and inclusive growth in Africa, noting youth unemployment and likely constraints on translating growth into poverty reduction and achieving the MDGs.

Delegates will continue to meet in a plenary Tuesday and in a working group to begin consideration of the Africa RIM Outcome Document for CSD-20.
CFSSD-8 Chair, Ambassador Lazare Makayat Safouesse, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
UN staff distribute documents as delegates prepare for the first meeting of the CFSSD-8 session.
Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network, representing the Indigenous Peoples Major Group at CFSSD-8.
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Ayawavi P.D Dagban-Zonvide, Minister for the Promotion of Women, Togo (seated), with members of her delegation Quashie Komlave and Koumealo Balli Anate.
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The newly elected CFSSD-8 Bureau embark on their first huddle at the dias to discuss options for taking forward discussion on an Outcome Document and other remaining agenda items.
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Related Links
Meeting resources
*Meeting website
*Meeting annotated agenda
*Meeting work programme
*Aide Memoire
*Main Outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
*Report of 2011 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa
*Information note

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UNCSD, 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 African Regional Preparatory Process, 20-25 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of CSD-19, 2-14 May 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*UNCSD-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Sustainable Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation Policy and Practice
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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