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Nineteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)

2-13 May 2011 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

UNESA DSD

Highlights for Wednesday, 11 May

On Wednesday the high-level segment of CSD 19 began. In the morning delegates convened in a plenary session and in the afternoon in a multi-stakeholder dialogue on policy options, practical measures and the way forward. The Working Groups convened in the afternoon to continue addressing under Working Group 1 chemicals and under Working Group 2 the preamble. Delegates also participated in various side events.

A view of the General Assembly Hall during the opening of the high-level segment
Opening of the High-level Segment
Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment
CSD Chair László Borbély, UN Under-Secretary-General Sha Zukang, and Aslam Chaudhry, Secretariat
Luis Alberto Ferraté, Guatemalan Environment Minister and Chair of CSD 18
CSD Chair László Borbély, UN Under-Secretary-General Sha Zukang, and Vivian Pliner, Secretariat
Ashok Khosla, President, IUCN
Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute
The Brazilian delegation in the General Assembly Hall
Silvia Merega, Argentina, speaking for the G-77/China
The delegation of Algeria
Sándor Fazekas, Minister for Rural Development, Hungary, speaking on behalf of EU

Pablo Wagner, Vice-Minister of Mining, Chile (left)

Gusti Muhammand Hatta, Minister for Environment, Indonesia, speaking on behalf of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations
The delegation of the United Arab Emirates

Prince Turki Bin Nassar Abdulaziz, Minister for Presidency, Meteorology and Environment, Saudi Arabia (left)

 
The delegation of Ghana in the General Assembly Hall
 

Yerlan Nigmatullin, Chairman of the Committee on Ecology of Parliament, Kazakhstan (right)

Multistakeholder Dialogue
Children and Youth representatives during the Multistakeholder Dialogue
Respresentatives of the Scientific and Technological Community, Business and Industry and Workers and Trade Unions
NGOs prepare for their intervention during the Multistakeholder Dialogue
Belgium during the Multistakeholder Dialogue

 

Side Event: Sustainable Urban Mobility and Opportunities for Green Economy Investments

Joan Clos, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat (center), speaking at this UN-Habitat organized event. Arab Hoballah, UNEP (left), Cesar Rafael Chavez Ortiz, Mexico (second from right), and Jon Orcutt, New York City Department of Transportation, (right) also spoke

Side Event: Transport for Sustainable Development
A view of the dais during this side event, which was organized by the UN Economic Comissions for Europe

Signing Ceremony for the Nayoga Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

Tishyarakshit Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, India, and incoming President for COP 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmenta Affairs, South Africa

Luis Alberto Ferraté, Guatemalan Environment Minister, signs the Nagoya Protocol

Miscellaneous Photos
Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and Kimo Goree, Director, IISD Reporting Services
ENB writer Kunbao Xia, and Nisakorn Kositratna, Thailand
ENB writer Keith Ripley speaks with Australian delegates
Stephan Contius, Germany, and Felix Dodds, Stakeholder Forum
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*CSD-19 website
*CSD-19 organization of work
*CSD-19 documents
*CSD-19 side events
*CSD-19 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting (IPM)

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of CSD-19 IPM, 28 February - 4 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-18, 3-14 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-17, 4-15 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
IISD RS coverage of CSD-17 IPM, 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 archive of sustainable development meetings
*UNCSD-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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