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, 30 April

On Friday morning, delegates discussed meeting basic needs in water, sanitation and human settlements, with particular focuses on Sanitation and Human Settlements. In the afternoon, delegates met to hear statements on the status on preparations for the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Mauritius. Chair Brende also introduced his summary of the High Level Segment. John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda, was elected Chair of CSD 13. The CSD adjourned at approximately 6:00 pm. Photo: CSD Chair Borge Brende gavels CSD 12 to a close as Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs looks on before opening CSD 13 to elect the Bureau


Chair Brende brings the CSD to a close John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda, is elected Chair of CSD 13


Meeting basic needs in water, sanitation and human settlements, with a particular focus on Sanitation

 

Listen to lead off statements from:

Jan Pronk, Chair of WSSCC, former Dutch Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment and Minister of Development

 

 


Meeting basic needs in water, sanitation and human settlements, with a particular focus on Human Settlements

Listen to statements from:

Hernando de Soto, President, Instituto Libertad y Democracia, Peru

Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT

Olivio Dutra, Minister of State of Cities, Brazil

Delegates from Morocco, the Holy See and Norway


Status on preparations for the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Mauritius 

 

Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, CSD 12 Chair Borge Brende, and Alexander DeBaros, Secretariat

Jaya Krishna Cuttaree, Minister of Foreign  Affairs, International Trade and Regional Cooperation, Mauritius

Nassir bin Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN

Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

Listen to Statements from:

Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, Bahamas, speaking on behalf of CARICOM (above left)

Marion Hobbs, Minister for the Environment and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand

Ireland, on behalf of the European Union

Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the Mauritius International Meeting, and Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs


The Chair introduces the Summary of the High Level Segment (Summary Part II), closes CSD 12 and opens CSD 13

Listen to remarks on the Chair's summary and closing remarks from Chair Brende

 

 

 
Listen to the closing statement from Major Groups

John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda, is elected Chair of CSD 13

Learning Center: Use of GEF Processes for Collaboration on Transboundary Waters- by GEF/IW Learn

Martin Bloxham, University of Plymouth, UK

Side Event: A Business Plan for ending World Poverty: Achieving the MDGs by 2015--organized by the Millennium Project

Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, Director of The Millennium Project and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the MDGs

Side Event: ECO-Detectives: Mobilizing Children for Sustainable Development--organized by the Norwegian Forum on Environment and Development


High Level Round Table on "Interlinkages between drought, desertification and water"--organized by the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)


Ten Days in Johannesburg: Handing over of the Book


Miscellaneous Photos

The ENB team: Andrey Vavilov, Catherine Ganzleben, Leila Mead, Prisna Nuengsigkapian, and Richard Sherman

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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