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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 Thursday, 13 May

The High-Level Segment of CSD 18 continued on Thursday, with a dialogue with the UN system and major groups during the morning, and roundtable dialogues on transport and chemicals management in the afternoon. Photo: Representatives of NGOs, Indigenous Peoples and Youth and Children

Dialogue with the UN system and Major Groups
   
   

CSD 18 Chair Luis Alberto Ferraté opens the session

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner
UN Under-Secretary-General Sha Zukang speaks with delegates
   
   

UN Under-Secretary-General Sha Zukang addresses delegates

 

Sascha Gabizon, Women in Europe for a Common Future (right)
Franz Perrez, Switzerland
Major Groups during the morning discussions
   
   

Martina Bianchini, speaking for Business and Industry (center)

A representative of the International Labor Organization
Dan Reifsnyder, US
 
   
   

A view of the room during the dialogue with UN agencies

   
   

Delegates from Ireland

Roundtable on Mining for Sustainable Development
Inga Bjork-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat
Lewis Akenji, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), speaking for NGOs (left) and Lucy Mulenkei, for Indigenous Peoples
 
Roundtable on Transport
James Leather, Asian Development Bank, and Brigid Hynes-Cherin, US
Jens Huegel, International Road Transport Union, and Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Interagency Affairs
   
   

A view of the dais during the roundtable, which was co-chaired by Humberto Rosa, Secretary of State for the Environment, Portugal (third from left), and Clifford Everald Warmington, Minister of State for Water and Housing, Jamaica (center)

   
   

 

Roundtable on Sustainable Chemicals and Waste Management
Co-Chairs Kazuhiko Takemoto, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan, and Oliver Dulić, Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning, Serbia
N.C. Vasuki, Solid Waste Management Consultant, and Donald Cooper, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention
     
   
   

A view of the dais during the roundtable on chemicals and wastes

Nikola Ružinski, State Secretary of Environment, Croatia, and Muhammad Chaudhry, Division for Sustainable Development
A view of the room during the roundtable
         
High-level debate on sustainable development, economy and society on the eve of Rio+20
   
   

Sam DiPiazza, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and former global CEO of PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Elena Espinosa, Minister of the Environment, Spain, and EU Presidency, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, Ashok Khosla, IUCN President, Yoon Jong Soo, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Republic of Korea, Denis Lowe, Minister of the Environment, Barbados, and Timo Makela, European Commission

Press Conference: Launch of new report on "Metals Recycling Rates"
   
   

Dan Reifsnyder, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, Thomas Graedel, Professor of Industrial Ecology at Yale University, and author of the report, Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, and Ashok Khosla, Co-chair of the International Panel on Sustainable Resource Management

Dan Reifsnyder, US, and Janez Potocnik, EC
 
   
 
Thomas Graedel, author of the report
     
Miscellaneous Photos
   
   

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meeting with Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meeting with Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action
Kazuhiko Takemoto, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
 
South African delegates
Farmer representatives in the plenary
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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