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 Monday, 26 April

In the morning, delegates heard reviews of progress in implementation for the UNECLAC and UNESCWA regions. In the afternoon, delegates discussed the relationship among the three themes of water, sanitation and human settlements, focusing on the role of local authorities, and rights-based approaches. The Partnership Fair and the Learning Center also held events throughout the day. Photo: UN Habitat Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka presents Nesreen Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq with HABITAT Scroll of Honor. 

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Review of Progress in implementation from a regional perspective for the UNECLAC Region

 

 

 

JosÚ Luis Samaniego, Director of Sustainable Development and Human Settlements, UNECLAC 

  Erminia Maricato, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of City, Brazil

 

 

 

Listen to presentations from:

Mirta Roses, Director, Regional Office for the America, WHO

Carlos Humberto Pe˝a, Carlos Humberto Pena, General Director of Water, Ministry of Public Works, Chile

Miguel Solano, Member of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership and Advisor on Water Rights, UNECLAC

 


Listen to interventions from:

UNEP 

UN HABITAT

Trade Unions

Women


Review of Progress in implementation from a regional perspective for the UNESCWA Region

 

Listen to presentations from:

Fatma El-Mallah, Head of Environment and Sustainable Development Division, League of Arab States

Adly Hussein, Governor of Kalyoubiah, Egypt

Mohammad El-Eryani, Minister of Water and Environment, Yemen

Khaled Fakhro, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bahrain

Listen to interventions from:

Syria

US (pictured at right)

Trade Unions


Discussions on the relationship among the three themes: Water, Sanitation and Human Settlements

 

 

 

 

Mark Hildebrand, Executive Director, Cities Alliance, Kaarin Taipale, former Chair of ICLEI, Finland, Manuel Dengo, DESA, CSD Chair B°rge Brende, Secretariat, Miloon Kothary, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, UNCHR, India, Jamie Barthram, Coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme, WHO

 Listen to presentations from:

Miloon Kothary, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, UNCHR

Mark Hildebrand, Executive Director, Cities Alliance

Kaarin Taipale, former Chair of ICLEI, Finland

Jamie Barthram, Coordinator of the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme, WHO

 

 

Delegates from Iran, Brazil and Australia
Listen to interventions from:

Ireland, on behalf of the EU

Finland (pictured at right)

France

Pakistan

Sweden


Partnership Fair: Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles: Promoting better air quality in developing countries

Panelists discussed history and objectives, current projects, future activities and lessons learned

Jane Metcalfe, US Environmental Protection Agency (above left), Miriam Lev-On, International Petroleum Industry, Environmental Conservation Association, and Rich Kassel, Natural Resources Defense Council 

Rich Kassel, Natural Resources Defense Council and Tim Kasten, UNEP


Learning Center: New Integrated Water Resource Management Concepts including Non-Conventional
Water Resources such as Desalination--by the Ecological Management Foundation

Andrew Speers, Option Assessment, Systems for Circumstances, IWA


Side Event: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals on Water and Sanitation: Unheard Voices of Women--organized by UN-HABITAT

Nesreen Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq, and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka

 
Presentation of HABITAT Scroll of Honor by UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka to Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Water Partnership (left) and Nesreen Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq

Listen to remarks from: Nesreen Berwari and Margaret Catley-Carlson after their acceptance of the awards

 

Listen to women's voices from: 

Nemat Jajeebhoy, India, Teshamulwa Okioga, Kenya, Joeit Grant Johnson, Jamaica, and Doris Marealle, Tanzania

Listen to presentations from: 

Kamla Chowdhry, Vidram Sarabhai Foundation, India, Bience Gawanas, Commissioner, African Union, Addis Ababa, Diana Negroponte, Expert in Low Income Housing, and Maria Mutagamba, Minister for Water, Uganda (bottom right)

Listen to presentations from:

Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Water Partnership

Nesreen Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq (photo right)


 

 
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 - UNECA
8-13 December 2003; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meeting - UNESCAP
27-28 October 2003, Bangkok, Thailand
CSD-12 Regional Implementation Meeting - UNESCWA
19-21 October 2003, Cairo, Egypt

ENB Coverage of CSD-11

 



 

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