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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 Tuesday, 4 May

On Tuesday, delegates to CSD 18 continued discussing regional perspectives on the thematic topics during the morning. In the afternoon, thematic discussions were held in parallel on transport and chemicals.

Western Asia Regional Discussions
Anhar Hegazi, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Abdulbasit Sairafi, Saudi Arabia

Delegates from the European Union, Palestine and the Holy See during the regional discussions on Western Asia

Anhar Hegazi and CSD Vice-Chair Mohamed Alahraf, Libya
A view of the dais during the discussions
Cross-regional Discussions
     
     

At the cross-regional session, the five UN Regional Commissions made a joint presentation about existing and prospective cross-regional
partnerships and examples of South-South cooperation in areas of work related to the CSD-18 cycle. Photo: Paola Bettelli, Regional Commissions New York Office, Marco Keiner, UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), and Tariq Banuri, Director, Division of Sustainable Development

Children and Youth and Women representatives during the discussions
Rene van Berkel, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Delegates during the cross-regional discussions

Japanese delegates consulting
Thematic Discussions: Transport
   
   

A view of the dais during the thematic discussion on transport

 
Andre Lago, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
CSD cycle
Allison Davis, Arup, US
 
Motorization trends 1990-2002 during Allison Davis' presentation
Thematic Discussions: Chemicals
   
   

A view of the dais during the thematic discussion on chemicals

   
   

Ivan Erzen, Slovenia, and Jamidu Katima, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)

   
   

Delegates during the thematic discussions on chemicals

Partnerships Fair
The afternoon Partnerships Fair was entitled: A Review of Progress and Possible Programs for the 10 Year Framework on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Sponsored by the International Coalition for Sustainable Consumption and Production
 
Side events
   
   

Side event on Partnering for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production: Exploring the Links between Fertilizers, Climate Change and Dead
Zones, organized by the US

Side event on Transport Efficiency and Waste Avoidance – Input for Policy makers, organized by the Scientific and Technological Major Group
 
Miscellaneous Photos
   
   

Sangeeta Singh, UN Secretariat, Jamal Bamaileh, Saudi Arabia, and Abdulbasit Sairafi, Saudi Arabia

Frederica Pietracci, UN Division for Sustainable Development, and Paola Bettelli, Regional Commissions New York Office
The Cuban delegation consulting
   
   

The Ghanaian delegation

Alexis Numungi Leki, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sergei Kononuchenko, Russian Federation, and Jamal Bamaileh, Saudi Arabia
 
Delegates from Senegal
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 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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