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  Fifteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15)

30 April - 11 May 2007 | United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America



 

Highlights for Thursday, 10 May 2007
The high-level segment continued on Thursday with an interactive discussion with UN organizations, regional commissions, UN specialized agencies and Bretton Woods institutions. This was followed by official statements, and an interactive discussion with Major Groups.

 

Indigenous People cautioned against ignoring the Earth’s message to move away from unsustainable patterns of production and consumption.


Interactive discussion with UN organizations, regional commissions,
specialized agencies and Bretton Woods Institutions




   

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO

Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, GEF

 
José Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary, ECLAC
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT

   
Katherine Sierra, Vice President and Head of the Network for Sustainable Development, World Bank
Ad Melkert, Under Secretary-General and Associate Administrator, UNDP
Abdulla Salem El-Badri, Secretary-General, OPEC

 
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, CBD
David Harcharik, Deputy Director General, FAO


 

 



Turning Commitments into Action, Working Together in Partnership: interactive discussions/ official statements continued



This session, facilitated by Vice-Chair Alain Edouard Traore (Burkina Faso), continued to hear official statement from ministers.

 

David Parker, Minister for Energy, New Zealand

Come Zoumara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Central African Republic

 

Ola Altera, Energy State Secretary, Sweden

Tan Yong Soon, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

 

Connie Hedegaard, Minister for the Environment, Denmark

Chekib Khelil, Minister for Energies and Mines, Algeria

 

Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (left) and Luluma Xingwana, Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, South Africa

Abraham Dwuma Odoom, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, Ghana

   

Tatyana Starchenko, Deputy Minister of Economy, Belarus

Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg, Permanent Representative, Brazil

 

Augustin Frederik Kodock, Minister of State, Programming and Regional Development, Cameroon

Maria de Fatima Lima da Veiga, Permanent Representative, Cape Verde



Turning Commitments into Action, Working Together in Partnership: Interactive discussions with Major Groups



 
Chair Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiya (Qatar) moderated this session. Following presentations from the Major Groups, the Chair initiated an interactive discussion.
NGOs

   

Trade Unions

Local Authorities
Farmers

   

Youth and Children

Australian Delegate
Women




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