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Seventeenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 17)
4 - 15 May 2009
UN Headquarters, New York, US

Highlights from Tuesday, 12 May

 

On Tuesday, CSD 17 delegates continued negotiating draft negotiating text in two Working Groups throughout the day and into the night. Delegates also convened in standing-room-only ministerial dialogues with Major Groups during the morning, and the policy research community during the afternoon. Photo: Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, during the dialogue with the policy research community.


Dialogue of Ministers with Major Groups and UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes on Implementing Sustainable Development
 
 
Lucy Mulenkey, Indigenous Network, Tebtebba, representing Indigenous People, Michaela Hogenboom, Dutch Youth Council, representing Children and Youth, and Sabina Mensah, WOCAN, representing Women.
 
 
 
Rachel Mayanja, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, with CSD Chair Verburg.
 
 
Members of the Children and Youth and Women's Major Groups (left) and Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director greets Guatemalan Minister of Environment amd Natural Resources Luis Alberto Ferraté.
 
Sarala Gopolan, IFAP, representing Farmers, Barry Grear, WFEO, representing the Scientific and Technological Community, and Louise Kantrow, ICC, representing Business and Industry.
 
 
A view of the room during the dialogue (left) and Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia (right).
 
Khaled Irani, Jordanian Minister of Environment, and Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, with Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP.
Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP, Batsuuri Nantsag, Mongolia, Zamba Batjargal, WMO, and Sergio Miranda de Cruz, UNIDO.
 
 

 

Dialogue of Ministers with the Policy Research Community and UN Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes on Implementing Sustainable Development
 

Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, CSD Chair Gerda Verburg, Vivien Pliner, Secretariat, and Steve Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development.

 
Participants during the dialogue (left photo) and Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives, and Tariq Banuri, Director, DSD (right photo).
 
A view of the room (left) and Youth and Women delegates (right).
 
Calestous Juma, Harvard University, addresses the dialogue.
 
 
Gus Speth, Vermont Law School (left photo) and Youba Sokona, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) (right photo).
 
 
 
Representatives of NGOs and Farmers during the dialogue.
 
 
Working Groups continued with their negotiations
 
 
Co-Chair Javad Amin-Mansour, Iran, and the US delegation during negotiations on text related to rural development.
 
 
Delegates continued negotiating text all day and into the evening.
 
Learning Center: From Project to Self-Sustaining Business, organized by the SEED Initiative
 
 

Heather Creech, IISD, and Helen Marquard, SEED Initiative.

 
 
 

Side Event: Erosion and Soil Organic Matter decline as Elements of Soil Degradation, organized by the Czech Presidency and the Kingdom of Spain

 
Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary (far left), addresses the side event participants.
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
Alexander Julius Müller, FAO, and Kimo Goree, IISD (left photo), and Tonya Vaturi, DSD (right).
 
 
   
 

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