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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 Thursday, 7 May

Photo: Constance Neely, Heifer International, UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja, and Thomas Rosswall, CGIAR Climate Change Challenge Programme, during a side event on options for mitigating and adapting to climate change in African drylands.


Working Group 1: Preamble, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interlinkages, Cross-Cutting Issues and Means of Implementation
 
 
Left to right: Kathleen Abdalla, DSD, Working Group 1 Co-Chairs Kaire Mbuende and Tania Raguz, and Otto Gustafik, Secretariat.
 
 
Ghana, speaking for the G-77/China, on means of implementation (left photo). Kenya, speaking for the G-77/China on rural development.
 
 
Delegates from Switzerland and Canada.
 
 
The Czech Republic, for the EU, intervening on Means of Implementation.
 
 
 
 
Working Group 1 adjourned early after a first reading of the text to give delegates times to consult informally.
 
Working Group 2: Land, Drought, Desertification and Africa
 
 

Anja Kallmeyer, Secretariat, and Working Group Co-Chair Ana Bianchi.

 
 

EU delegates during the negotiations.

 
 
 
Delegates from the US consulting on the text (left photo) and Co-Chairs Javad Mansour and Ana Bianchi (right photo).
 
CSD Chair Verburg follows the negotiations from the back of the room (left) and Pedro Andrade, Brazil, for the G-77/China (right).
 
 
Side Event: Climate Change in African Drylands: Adaptation and Mitigation Options, organized by UNDP, UNEP and the UNCCD Secretariat
 

 
Constance Neely, Heifer International, Thomas Rosswall, Steering Committee for the CGIAR Climate Change Challenge Programme, Veerle Vandeweerd, UNDP, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary, UNCCD, Juanita Castano, UNEP, and Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD.
 

 
Veerle Vandeweerd, UNDP, chaired the session (right photo).
 
 
 
Executive Secretary Gnacadja addresses participants.
 
 
Juanita Castano, UNEP, and Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD.
 
 
Noura Fatchima, Niger, asks a question during the discussion (left).
 
 
Side Event: BA Policy Forum on Achieving Eco-effectiveness through Knowledge Sharing Systems, organized by the CSD Education Caucus with the Global Youth Action Network and the Government of Finland
 
 
 
 
Miscellaneous photos
 
 
Farmer Relief Project.
 

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