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Eighteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18)

3-14 May 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, US

UNDESA
Highlights from Monday, 10 May

 

Delegates to CSD 18 participated in SIDS Day on Monday, 10 May, during which they considered the CSD 18 thematic topics as they relate to small island developing States (SIDS), and conducted a review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island States. This discussion served as the Preparatory Committee for the five-year review of implementation of the MSI (PrepCom for MSI+5). Delegates also received a draft of the Chair’s Summary (Part I) during the morning, for which they will offer comments on Tuesday afternoon. Photo (left to right): Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Under Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), and Thomas Stelzer, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

 

Review of the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy (PrepCom for MSI+5)
   
   

A view of the dais during the morning session

Amb. Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo, Spain, for the EU
Amb. Dessima Williams, Grenada, on behalf of AOSIS
Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development (second from left), introducing the Secretary-General's report
Participants consulting before the start of the session

Gary Quinlan, Australia

Lotoala Metia, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Industries, Tuvalu, speaking on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States
Samoa intervening on SIDS
An NGO representative intervening during the discussions
 
Vijai Sharma, India
Delegates from Uruguay and the US
SIDS Thematic Discussions
     
     

A view of the dais during the afternoon SIDS roundtable

Panelist Gordon Bispham, Network of Barbados NGOs
 
Panelist Immaculate Javia, Papua New Guinea
Hiro Morita-Lou, Chief, SIDS Unit, Division for Sustainable Development
Panelist Bruce Graham, Environmental Consultant, New Zealand
   
Panelist Amjad Abdullah, Maldives
Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia
Side event: Sustainable Security for the 21st Century
  A special panel event to build bridges between disarmament and development, co-sponsored by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Global Security Institute (GSI)
   
   

Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General, Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace, and Session Chair Jonathan Granoff, GSI President

A banner urging that the wall of nuclear weapons be torn down
Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace
Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff
A view of the room during the side event
Miscellaneous Photos
Press briefing on challenges facing SIDS
 
Members of the Secretariat
The Senegalese delegation
   
   

Participants during the security and development side event

 
 
 
Related Links

UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) resources
UN DSD CSD-18 web site
CSD-18 organization of work
CSD-18 Documents
DSD SIDS website

The Marrakech Process web site (for the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns)

IISD RS resources

IISD RS coverage of CSD-17, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, 23-27 February 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of the North American Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), 6-7 November 2008, Washington, DC, US
IISD RS coverage of CSD-16, 5-16 May 2008, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-15, 30 April - 11 May 2007, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CSD-15, 30 April - 11 May 2007, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
Linkages sustainable development news page
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MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
African Regional Coverage

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