Twelfth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12)
United Nations Headquarters, New York | 19-30 April 2004 
   

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Highlights from Friday, 23 April

In the morning, delegates in Conference Room 1 discussed human settlements, focusing on financing, and urban governance. Delegates in Conference Room 2 discussed sanitation, focusing on hygiene, sanitation and water management, and technologies. In the afternoon, delegates in Conference Room 1 heard a review of progress in implementation in the UNECA region, and overall review statements on the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme of Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and the JPOI. Delegates in Conference Room 2 addressed human settlements, focusing on partnerships and city development strategies, and reconstruction and recovery. Photo:  Ibrahim A. Gambari, Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa, JoAnne DiSano, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, during a review of progress in implementation from the perspective of the African region

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Thematic discussions on Human Settlements

--Financing human settlements development

--Urban governance, the role of local authorities and the contribution of civil society groups

 

 

 Joel Bolnick, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa, Dinesh Metha, Programme Coordinator, Urban Management Programme, UN Habitat, and the UK delegate

 

Arputham Jockin, President of National Slum Dwellers Federation, India (left)

Amos Masondo,  President, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa (right)

Mark Hildebrand, Executive Director, Cities Alliance (center photo)

 

Delegates from Iran, Pakistan and the Holy See

Listen to interventions from:

Iran

US

Indigenous People

Kenya

Canada (pictured on the right)


Interactive discussion on Human Settlements

--Planning the sustainable city: Partnerships and city development strategies

--Reconstruction and recovery following conflicts and natural disasters

 

 

Teodor Antic, Former Assistant Minister of Justice, Administration and Local Government, Croatia, Krishnaswamy Rajivan, Chief Executive Officer, Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund, India, Manuel Dengo, DESA, CSD12 Vice-Chair Toru Shimizu, Japan, Secretariat, Pietro Garau, Professor, Co-Chair of MDG Task Force on Slum Dwellers, Nabeel Hamdi, Professor, Director, Center for Development and Emergency Planning (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University, UK, Adepoju G. Onobukun, Secretary General and Professor, Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development (CASSAD) 

 

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Discussions on a review of progress in implementation from a regional perspective for the Africa  region

 

Josue Dione, Economic Commission on Africa, Ibrahim A. Gambari, Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa, JoAnne DiSano, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, CSD Vice-Chair Bolus Paul Zom Lolo (Nigeria), Alexander DeBaros, Francis Babu, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Uganda, Chairman of the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting, and Shehu Yahaya, African Development Bank

 

 

Francis Babu, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Uganda, Chairman of the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting, Thomas Fofung Tata, Forum for African Civil Society for Sustainable Development, Josue Dione, Economic Commission on Africa, and  Ibrahim A. Gambari, Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa

 Listen to presentations from:

Francis Babu, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Uganda, Chairman of the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting

Josue Dione, Economic Commission on Africa

UNEP

UN-Habitat

Ireland, on behalf of the EU

 

 


Interactive discussion on Sanitation 

 --Hygiene, sanitation and water management at the household and community levels

--Technologies--potential for and key obstacles to scaling up and marketing of sanitation

Edgar Quiroga, Director, CINARA, Colombia, Marcia Brewster, DESA Secretariat, CSD12 Vice-Chair Toru Shimizu, Japan, Secretariat, Mi Hua, Project Officer, Rural Water and Sanitation Programme Office, Guangxi Province, China, and Christine Werner, Project Team Leader, GTZ, Germany


Statements: Overall Review
 

Fiji and Ethiopia during the overall review (right)

 

 

Listen to presentations from:

Youth (left)

Science and Technology

Norway

Ireland, on behalf of the EU

South Africa


Side Event: The Marrakesh Process: Towards a 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
During this side event participants heard presentations related to the Marrakesh Process, the second International Expert Meeting, the 10-year Framework of Programmes on sustainable consumption and production, the implementation challenge, outcomes of regional stakeholder meetings, EU work on sustainable consumption and production, practical, profitable and proactive innovation, the consumer perspective, and the launching of a joint UNDESA/UNEP website and database on the Marrakesh Process
Bas de Leeuw, UNEP, Ralph Chipman, DESA, CSD12 Chair Borge Brende, Viveka Bohn, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden, Abdellah Benmellouk, Mission of Morocco to the UN


 

 
Relevant Links
 

CSD-12 homepage
Official Programme
Partnerships Fair
Learning Center
Side Events
CSD-12 Documents
CSD-12 Documents

Think Pieces on Water, Sanitation and Human Settlements: These papers seek to stimulate the debate on key areas related to the current CSD session's thematic cluster.  The "think pieces" can be accessed at: http://www.dep.no/md/engelsk/csd12/topics/022021-990432/

Webpage for CSD-12 Chair and Norway's Environment Minister B�rge Brende:

ENB Coverage of related meetings:


CSD Briefing Note from March 22, 2004
CSD Briefing Note from February 25, 2004
CSD Briefing Note from January 23, 2004
CSD Briefing Note from October 3, 2003

ENB Coverage of the CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meetings:
UNECE First Regional Implementation Forum
15 - 16 January 2004; Geneva, Switzerland
CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meeting - ECA
8-13 December 2003; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meeting - ESCAP
27-28 October 2003, Bangkok, Thailand
CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meeting - ESCWA
19-21 October 2003, Cairo, Egypt

ENB Coverage of CSD-11

 



 

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