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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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The Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes will meet from 22-24 April 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, and is being convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The RIM is expected to discuss regional perspectives on global processes resulting from Rio+20, such as the establishment of a High Level Political Forum to replace the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and the development of sustainable development goals (SDGs) through the Open Ended Group on SDGs. The RIM will also identify regional follow up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and representatives of governments, civil society, business, and international organizations will participate in the meeting. A number of side events will also be held.

Specific topics that will be addressed during the meeting include: main outcomes of Rio+20 and implications for the region; lessons learned from the CSD, status of global processes and the way forward; the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development, including global and regional dimensions; SDGs and the post-2015 development agenda; presentation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production; presentation of the ADB’s support for green growth; means of implementation, a sustainable development financing strategy and technology development and transfer; and sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific small island developing states (SIDS) and the Third International Conference on SIDS.

This meeting is one in a series of meeting organized by the UN regional commissions. Meetings in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe have already taken place, and a further meeting is scheduled to take place for Western Asia at the end of May.

IISD RS will be providing a summary report of this meeting, which will be available on this website on Saturday, 27 April 2013.
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A view of UNCC, venue of the meeting
Related Links
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

*UNCSD-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

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

*POST2015-L - 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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