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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 Friday, 6 May

Throughout Friday, CSD 19 Working Groups 1 and 2 convened to continue addressing issues in the Chair’s negotiating text. In the morning, Working Group 1 took up chemicals, and Working Group 2 discussed began the first reading of the preamble text. In the afternoon, Working Group 1 addressed the text on interlinkages and cross-cutting issues, including means of implementation while Working Group 2 continued work on the text on the 10 Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). A brief stock-taking Plenary closed the first week of CSD 19. Delegates also participated in a Learning Center, Partnerships Fair and various side events.

A view of the room during the stocktaking plenary
Stocktaking Plenary
Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, CSD Chair László Borbély, and Vivian Pliner, Secretariat
Tariq Banuri, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and CSD Chair László Borbély
Working Group 1: Transport, Chemicals, Mining, and Interlinkages and Cross-Cutting Issues, including Means of Implementation
The EU intervenes on chemicals
Canada intervening during the discussions on chemicals
Noluzuko Gwayi, South Africa, speaking for the G-77/China on chemicals
Stephanie Aktipis and Keri Holland, US, delegates during the discussions on interlinkages and cross-cutting issues, including means of implementation
 
Lee Eeles, Australia, speaking on chemicals
Vladimir Lenev, Russian Federation
Delegates from the EU, Switzerland, Canada and Mexico
Democratic Republic of the Congo
EU delegates during the afternoon discussions on interlinkages and cross-cutting issues, including means of implementation
 
Working Group 2: 10 YFP on SCP and Waste Management
Botswana, speaking for the G-77/China on the prembular text
Rodem Shamay, Israel during the discussions on the preamble
Botswana, speaking for the G-77/China on the prembular text
The Brazilian delegation
Delegates from Malaysia during the discussions on the 10YFP
Gabon during the 10YFP discussions
Delegates from the Russian Federation, Guatemala and Singapore during the discussions on the 10YFP
 
Representatives of Workers and Trade Unions and NGOs during the 10YFP discussions
Side Event: The World Since Rio as told by UNEPs GEO-5 Report. A visual story of how
humans are influencing environmental changes

A view of the dais during a side event, which was organized by UNEP

Learning Center: Reaching globally agreed environmental goals: what do indicators tell us?

A view of the room during the Learning Center event
Participants during the Learning Center event on 10YFP
Miscellaneous Photos
Delegates from Mexico and Brazil
Delegates from the EU, Switzerland, and Canada
Delegates from Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa
Bureau meeting
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UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) resources
*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
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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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