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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes

22-24 April 2013 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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Highlights for Tuesday, 23 April 2013
The Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting on Rio+20 Outcomes, convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), continued today in Bangkok, Thailand. In the morning, a panel discussion convened on means of implementation (MOI) with the following panelists: Tariq Banuri, University of Utah and former Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, DESA; Feri Guanco Lumampao, Executive Director, Approtech Asia; Dino Vega, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chair Chhun, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia; and Keobang Keola, Ministry of Natural Resources, Lao PDR. This was followed by statements from countries and Major Groups on MOI. 

Peseta Noumea Simi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Samoa, then gave a presentation on the sustainable development of Pacific SIDS and the Third International Conference on SIDS. Countries, Major Groups and international organizations then made statements on the follow up to Rio+20, addressing national and regional priorities for increasing the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development, thematic areas and potential regional mechanisms for implementation, and the role of the ESCAP Secretariat and the UN system.

A Chair’s summary will be distributed on Wednesday morning for consideration by delegates in an afternoon plenary session.
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Group shot of meeting participants
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Delegates from Cambodia during the meeting
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Delegates from Bhutan and Bangladesh
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Keobang Keola, Ministry of Natural Resources, Lao PDR, Feri Guanco Lumampao, Executive Director, Approtech Asia, and  Industry, during the session on means of implementation.
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Tariq Banuri, University of Utah, and former Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, and Masakazu Ichimura, ESCAP, during the morning panel discussion on means of implementation.
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Meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Annotated provisional agenda

*Tentative programme

*Background note

*Main Outcomes of the UNCSD: Issues for Regional Consideration

*Side events

*Information for Major Groups

*UN Rio+20 Follow Up Website

*Asia-Pacific regional activities


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS summary report of the High-level segment of the Sixty-fifth session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), 9-11 April 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the First Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Caribbean Forum: Shaping a Sustainable Development Agenda to address the Caribbean Reality in the 21st Century and Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20, 5-6 and 7-9 of March 2013, Bogotá, Colombia

*IISD RS summary report of the Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8) and Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (Africa-RIM) in preparation for the Twentieth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable (CSD-20), 19-21 November 2012, UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and UNCSD, 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS coverage of CSD-19, 2-14 May 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Contributing to International Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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