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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 Wednesday, 12 May

The High-Level Segment of CSD 18 opened during the morning, and two ministerial roundtables convened in the afternoon to address sustainable consumption and production and mining. Photo: A view of the General Assembly hall during the opening of the high-level segment

Opening of the High-Level Segment
   
   

A view of the dais during the opening of the High-Level Segment (left to right): Gerda Verburg, CSD 17 Chair, Leslie Kojo Christian, General
Assembly Vice-President, Hamidon Ali, ECOSOC President, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, CSD 18 Chair Ferraté, Vivian Pliner, Secretariat, Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, Ashok Koshla, IUCN President

 
 

CSD 17 Chair Gerda Verburg addressing the delegates

UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro greets delegates
The delegation from Gabon
The Egyptian delegation
   
   

The South African delegation in plenary

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management
Prince Turki Bin Nasser Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia (left)
The Indonesian delegation
The delegation from Saudi Arabia
Roundtable on Mining for Sustainable Development
Co-Chair László Borbély
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Minister of Environment and Forests of Romania
 
Co-Chair Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources of South Africa
Panelist Sam Spiegel, University of Cambridge
Panelist Roderick Eggert, Colorado School of Mines
   
Panelist Kathryn McPhail, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
A view of the room during the ministerial roundtable
 
   
   

Rachel Mayanja, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (left)

Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Panelist Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana co-chaired this roundtable
Panelist Mohan Munasinghe, Manchester University, and Panelist Kaarin Taipale, Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Buildings and Construction
Achim Steiner, Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and Co-Chair Stefania Prestigiacomo, Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, Italy
 
 
Panelist Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management

Katherina Reiche, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, and Iran

Side Event: Governance for Sustainable Development: Institutional Challenges for Rio+20
 
   
   

Governance for Sustainable Development side event, organized by the Frederick Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
(left to right): Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Amb. Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN,
and Adil Najam, The Pardee Center, Boston University

   
   

 

Side Event: High-level launching event for "Practices in the Sound Management of Chemicals"
   
   

Launch of "Practices in the Sound Management of Chemicals," a joint publication of UNDESA, the Stockholm Convention and UNEP

Side Event: How does Sustainable Tourism Constribute to the Green Economy?
   
   

This event on sustainable tourism was organized by the Governments of France and Costa Rica and UNEP

Miscellaneious Photos
 
 
 
 
Katherina Reiche and Stephan Contius, Germany
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
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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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