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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, 3 May

The 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) opened on Monday morning, 3 May 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates adopted the agenda, offered opening statements and discussed regional implementation. Photo: Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, and CSD Chair Luis Alberto Ferrate Felicé, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala

CSD Chair Luis Alberto Ferrate Felicé greets delegates
A view of the room during the opening plenary

Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, and CSD Chair Luis Alberto Ferrate Felicé

Yemen, speaking for the G-77/China
The European Union
Donald Cooper, UNEP Co-Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention and Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention
Indigenous Peoples representative

Solomon Islands, for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, for CARICOM
A representative of the Local Authorities intervenes during the opening plenary
John Matuszak, US
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Discussions
   
   

Jose Luis Samaniego, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), CSD Chair Luis Alberto Ferrate Felicé, and Secretary
of the Conference Vivian Pliner

 

Jose Luis Samaniego, ECLAC
Fernando Escalonia, Argentina, and Janil Greenway, Antigua and Barbuda
African Regional Discussions
   
   

A view of the dais during the Africa regional discussions

   
   

Isatou Gaye, ECA, and Fatoumata Jallow Ndoye, AUC

   
   

Canada intervenes during the discussions

Europe Regional Discussions
   
   

Marco Keiner, UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), and CSD Vice-Chairs Tania Raguž, Croatia, and Ulf Jaeckel, Germany

   
   

Victoria Thoresen, Headmark University College, Norway, and Patrick Chevalier, Canada

Asia and Pacific Regional Discussions
A view of the room during the discussions on the Asia and Pacific region
Masakazu Ichimura, ESCAP, and Satoshi Murao, Institute for Georesources
 
Miscellaneous Photos
China Association of Women Entreprenuers during the opening session
Tariq Banuri, and Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Delegates from Iran before the opening of the session
Delegates from Cape Verde and Gabon
Delegates consulting in the corridors
Eritrea during the session
 
 
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)

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African Regional Coverage

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