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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, 5 May

Delegates to CSD 18 continued discussing transport and chemicals issues during the morning. In the afternoon, they began their review of mining and waste management issues.

Thematic Discussions: Chemicals
A video was shown on how chemicals reach the Arctic
Craig Boljkovac, UN Institute for Training and Research

CSD Vice-Chair Tania Valerie Raguz, Croatia, chaired the discussions

Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica
National reporting in Africa under the Basel Convention
Natalie Lum-Tai, Thimun Youth Network, and Alexandra Caterbow, Women in Europe for a Common Future
South Africa during the chemicals discussions
     
     

Joseph DiGangi, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) intervenes on chemicals

Thematic Discussions: Transport
     
     

A view of the room during the thematic discussions on transport

Maria Arce Moreira, International Forum for Rural Transport and Development, UK
Eran Feitelson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Thematic Discussions: Waste Management
   
   

A view of the dais during the thematic discussion on waste management

 
Sonia Jeanet Arevalo Serrano, Colombia
Paul Connett, St. Lawrence University
Slides from Paul Connett's presentation
 
 
Poster on waste management in Bogota
 
Baya Bensmail, Algeria, speaking for the G-77/China
 
Thematic Discussions: Mining
David O'Connor, DSD, and Patrick Chevalier, Canada (right)
Juana Kuramoto Huaman, University of Maastricht
     
Photos on display in the conference room
CSD Chair Luis Alberto Ferrate Felicé
   
Partnerships Fair
Launch of new partnership: Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLOCAT)
 
 
Side events
   
   

Side event on why pesticides in agriculture and health care need much more attention, organized by FAO, UNEP and WHO

Learning Center
   
   

Stategic Approach to International Chemicals Management Learning Center event

Miscellaneous Photos
   
   

Daily bureau meeting

Delegates during the transport thematic discussions
ENB writer Andrey Vavilov and Sergei Kononuchenko, Russian Federation
The US Government's Smartway program (www.epa.gov/smartway) for cars and trucks that save fuel, money and protect the environment
US Government table
UN Messenger of Peace and actor Michael Douglas in the corridors
UNEP table
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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