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THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP FOR THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (CSD-7)

 

Photo highlights for 1 March

Delegates at the Ad Hoc Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on Oceans and Seas and the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) elected John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda, left) and Alan Simcock (UK, right) as Co-Chairs.

 

RealAudio highlights

JoAnne DiSano, Director of the UN Division for Sustainable Development, introduced the Report of the Secretary-General on Oceans and Seas (E/CN.17/1999/4). She highlighted: increased poverty in coastal areas due to increasing pressure on limited resources; recognition of the need for integrated coastal area manage-ment; and the need for urgent corrective action to ensure the sustain-able use of all fish stocks.

Dr. Rudolf Sloof, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reported on the First International Seminar on the 1997-98 El Ni�o held in November 1998, highlighting the need for improvements in prediction technology, an increased network of observation stations and continued efforts to increase cooperation.


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